Thursday, 4 June 2009

Brown in bother

The "Blogfather" is reporting that, in a week of resignation after resignation, a fairly disastrous PMQs yesterday and a poll showing Labour in third for today's European election, some more bad news for the "embattled" PM.

According to Iain Dale, Gordon Brown is trying to put together a new Cabinet (I wonder if he is struggling with the pictorial instructions a la Ikea?) with some big hitters of the Blair era. Unfortunately for him, none of them want to play ball.

He apparently interviewed Celtic chairman John Reid for the vacant Home Secretary position last night and asked him to be the new Home Sec. Reid apparently refused. Then told by Brown that he must support him, Reid's response was:

"No I don't. I have to support my country and my party, and that means you have to stand down."

Ouch. I mean, if that is an accurate representation of the conversation, then Brown's time must surely be at an end. I'm expecting a resignation any time soon.

Interestingly though, I love Alan Johnson's quote defending the PM:

"He is doing the job and there is absolutely no one who could do that job better."

Right. So, when the guy is forced out - which he inevitably will be - Johnson won't be a front-runner for the position? I mean, he couldn't possibly "do that job better," could he?

There's a bad moon rising...


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