Alan Milburn, he who wanted to spend more time with his family, is back in the cabinet. He must have got fed up of them after 15 months.
Because of various behind the scenes stuff with Ian McCartney, who looks like an owl, Alan could not be appointed Chairman of the Labour party. So Alan’s been appointed Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster. What?
People seem to think this is a non-job as an excuse of paying Milburn a Cabinet Salary for doing Labour party business. Personally I just think it’s bizarre.
Update 10/9: John Prescott was on the Today programme this morning, it all went well until the presenters raised the issue as to whether Alan Milburn was being paid by the taxpayer mainly to work on internal party issues. Then Prezzer got ratty!