Official : Ruth Kelly Not With Child

As was mentioned in the latest podcasted act of self-humiliation (GuidoandtheMonkey.Com) it seems odd that the DfES Press Office has taken the step of denying that the Blessed Ruth Kelly is pregnant. How would the Press Office know? Imagine the scene: DfES spin merchant sidles into her office, “Minister, are we feeling alright this morning? Anything new for us to expect? Do you want to take the weight off your feet?”
The Blessed One : “What are you getting at?”
Spinner : “Well it’s just this rumour going round the bars in Westminster, are you up the duff again?”

Guido suspects it has been put about by Labour backbenchers to undermine her position. Mind you if it were true, it would be an immaculately timed conception, they would have to keep her position open for when she comes back after six months maternity leave…

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