Monday, July 02, 2007
In Praise of Jacqui Smith
I want to congratulate Jacqui Smith for her Statement in the Commons just now. Indeed, the way she has conducted herself since her appointment as Home Secretary on Thursday has been hugely impressive. It can't have been easy to be thrown in at the deep end like this, but her public statements have displayed a calmness under fire which she ought to be proud of. They have been a welcome contrast to the macho posturing of her predecessor.