Reshuffle Rumours

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.

UPDATE : 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.

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Ruth Davidson on working with PM Boris

“I have worked with him when he was Foreign Secretary. I will work with whoever the Prime Minister is. I haven’t had a phone call yet to ask me to run his campaign in Scotland. I am not expecting the call. But I will genuinely judge him on the same criteria as I judge any of the candidates.”


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