Now here's a sentence to strike fear into the heart of every Tory up and down the land. If Gordon Brown becomes leader of the Labour Party he will bring Neil Kinnock into his Cabinet. He intends to make the Welsh windbag Leader of the House of Lords. So at long last Kinnock will get his wish and sit at the Cabinet table, albeit not quite in the position he had planned.
It will mark a full return to frontline politics for the former Labour leader who led Labour to two election defeats in 1987 and 1992 and was then shunted off to Brussels to continue his career of selling this country down the river. As a European Commissioner he allowed fraud to spiral out of control, victimised those officials in the Commission who blew the whistle on fraud and was part of the European Commission which was forced to resign on the issue. With his wife Glenys as an MEP and his two children in nice jobs in Brussels the Kinnock family was making close on half a million pounds a year on the Brussels gravy train at one stage.
Kinnock promoted Gordon Brown onto the Labour front bench in the mid 1980s and was amon the first to recognise his talents. Had Labour won, as expected in 1992, Brown would have been a leading member of Kinnock's Cabinet. For Brown to return the favour now and make Kinnock Leader of the Lords would be no surprise. The country may recoil in horror at the prospect, but Kinnock still warms the cockles of the hearts of many Labour Party member. His appointment would be a sop to them. For the rest of us? We can but laugh.