An interesting exchange from GMTV's Sunday Programme (6am-725m this Sunday)...
Gloria De Piero
Let me ask you about something that your former colleague, former leader of the Labour Party, Neil Kinnock said this week. He said that you should not get in the way of Gordon Brown becoming Prime Minister.
Dr John Reid MP
Well Neil’s entitled to his view; I don’t actually think he did say that, I read very carefully what he said. And he’s entitled, not only to his view, but to express his view, and everybody has been expressing it and exercising that right. I have chosen not to for five years, for five years I have said that I will only comment once the Prime Minister has said he’s going, because to do so before he does that, would not only be a discourtesy to him, but more importantly would be to take the electorate for granted, outside and a degree of complacency and would also be pretty contemptuous of the Labour Party, who ultimately will make these decisions. So I have made the decision, for right or wrong, that I will concentrate 100% on being the Home Secretary. And I think, given counter terrorism, crime; you know the worries about immigration….
PS The John Reid interview is on from 0710 to 0722 on GMTV on Sunday.