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James Purnell quits cabinet and calls on Gordon Brown to stand aside now | Politics | The Guardian

James Purnell, the work and pensions secretary, last night dealt a ­monumental blow to Gordon Brown's chances of ­holding onto office when he dramatically announced he was quitting the cabinet and asking Brown "to stand aside to give Labour a fighting chance of winning the next election".

His statement, in effect declaring Brown unelectable, will further weaken the prime minister's waning authority and takes the challenge to his leadership to a dangerous level.

Purnell is a Tory who never belonged in the Labour Party.  I'd be more than happy to say good riddance to him and his bloody welfare reform proposals.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:00:36 PM EST

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