I'm picking up severe rumblings from sources in the MoD about Des Browne keeping his job as Defence Secretary AND being appointed Secretary of State for Scotland. We're engaged in two armed conflicts abroad, neither of which are going well, and yet Browne is also supposed to have time to run Scotland. Ah, some will say, but that won't take much time because of all the devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament. So what they are saying is that it's a non job. If so, why not abolish it? Alternatively Gordon Brown could have created a Department for Devolution and included the Northern Ireland and Wales jobs within it.
If I were being unkind I might point out that in his time as Defence Secretary Des Browne has shown himself unfit to hold down one Cabinet job, let alone two.