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there are rumours running round media circles, that Darling was offered the Home Office, and said that the choice was leave him at Chancellor, or Sack him.  Things are very unstable, Brown would Ideally have left the reshuffle till Monday. after both sets of results. Now, having made changes, which would normally knock other news out of the papers, instead the last news in the open is going to be the disasterous upcoming Euro results.

Caroline Flints resignation, saying that Brown was just using her as Female window dressing  is I think particularly damaging, making it very hard for other Female MPs to take up posts, and disrupting Browns inclusiveness PR.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 01:42:06 PM EST
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BBC News: Flint's 'window dressing' attack (5 June 2009)
I have the greatest respect for the women who have served as full members of Cabinet and for those who attend as and when required.

However, few are allowed into your inner circle.

Several of the women attending Cabinet - myself included - have been treated by you as little more than female window dressing.

I am not willing to attend Cabinet in a peripheral capacity any longer.



The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 01:45:18 PM EST
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