One of Miliband’s members of the reality based community has quit. In a ringing endorsement for Labour’s prospects at the next election, Shadow Environment minister and iPad aficionado Tom Harris says “I can’t stand the heat, so I’m leaving the kitchen”:
“The fact is, I can’t put in the necessary hours and give my family the time they deserve of me. That’s right: I am actually resigning to spend more time with my family… So I’m passing on my briefings and papers, my diary appointments and contacts, my facts and figures about wildlife cruelty, fishing quotas and bee action plans, and my badger costume (that last one was made up but it’s an idea) to my lucky successor. I genuinely hope he or she becomes a Defra minister. As for me, I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family. Serves them right, too.”
Not the first time Harris has walked. Voluntarily this time.