Given how noisy we know Balls can be when he wants to, he’s certainly got Gordon’s Macavity act down to a tee today. Which is hardly surprising given the savaging he just got in the High Court.
Balls failed to give controversial child services boss, Sharon Shoesmith, who does have a lot to answer for over the Baby Peter case, any chance to defend herself after he commissioned an Ofsted report that slammed her. He fired her live on TV instead and “she was denied the elementary fairness which the law requires.”
Balls will be hoping he has better luck at his next day in court on 1st June, where his former landlord is suing him.