Nasty and weak PMs leak or brief in advance that certain Ministers are for the chop. We learn today from some source or other that Hazel Blears and Jacqui Smith are pencilled in to lose their jobs in a reshuffle, for incompetence and disloyalty.If this is not the Prime Minister’s wish, he should slap down such antics. Short of him doing that, we have to assume this comes from the sources close.
If those criteria are to be applied, there will not be many left of the present Cabinet. My own favourites for removal would be:
Ed Balls – a twin nomination. Incompetence as Education Secretary over Sats, handling the teachers Unions and school results. Incompetence over working with Mr Mc Bride and the bungled and crude attacks on the Tories. Disloyalty in the form of allowing people to push his own candidature to take over in due course from his Leader.
Yvette Balls (Cooper) – for incompetence. She will go down in history as the worst Chief Secretary, the one who comprehensively lost control of public spending. She has failed to get value for money and failed to offer any framework of financial discipline to the vast and sprawling public sector
Who would you like to see sacked – other than the whole lot in an election?