If Labour backbenchers want to remove such suspicions, their only choice is to revolt. Will they? Don’t hold your breath.
What a shower. What a farce. […]
The past few days have reminded me of the climactic scenes of one of those Pink Panther films, when the world’s supposedly most ruthless killers are converging on their target, and their mission is Kill Clouseau! or in this case, Kill Gordon! Each has his or her signature weapon, and each manages to bog it up. With an unexpected yell, Purnell springs from the stationery cupboard at the Department of Work and Pensions – and his rubber dagger spangs harmlessly aside. […]
[The full article can be seen as first printed in the Daily Telegraph on 08 June 2009]