Originally posted by squarepusher
Blunkett has resigned.
- Wow; I only joked to my Mrs the other day (I think it was monday night after the PM publicly said he gave Blunkett his full backing) that he would
be gone within the week!
I must admit I am surprised.
I suppose once Lord Nolan had stuck the boot in last night it was obvious that it was all fast becoming all too much.
Best dealt with quickly for a lot less trauma in the end.
(I'll say this much for this lot, the days of Ministers clinging on for weeks and months like we saw under the last lot are long behind us, eh?
.....and all, in stark contrast, over such relatively piffling matters nowadays too)
it seems that along with the news of a third company, he had held back information from party members (i.e Tony) concerning this
- Hmmm, I can't help wondering if his public dispute about sickness and invalidity benefits isn't partly connected, he (or those around him) chose
to air the dispute in public, that tends to go down badly and lose friends.
I think he has let everyone down. He had another chance in the cabinet and screwed it up.
- He certainly didn't do himself any favours did he?
After the last fuss (which again amounted to very little) one would think he'd have gone out of his way to be seen as following every proceedure to
Did anyone catch that drama Channel 4 did on him?
'A very Social Secretary'?
It was meant to be a tragi-comedy; If it was in any way accurate I thought it was just tragic.
Blunkett came across as a very odd, very lonely and sad little man with zero life outside of politics and a talent for attracting trouble.
I don't think they give 3rd chances, maybe he'll end up exiled in Europe with his old pal (