The knives were out late last night and many were ready to offer Hilary Armstrong’s head on a silver plate to Blair (who was having an early night). The truth is that now Blair is entering his John Major phase it will be impossible to whip a fundamentally rebellious Labour party, aided and abetted by Tory/LibDem tactics.
We have been due a reshuffle since Blunkett went in early November, the accompanying narrative will all be about the direction of Brownies and Blairites on the greasy pole. Bring it on
Cameron was merciless towards her at PMQs, she looked like she had swallowed a lemon. To add to the whip’s office’s woes, the speaker told off another Labour whip for barracking Cameron. Cameron jumped on that with a crack at the whip’s expense.