Following Peter hain's resignation there will now be a reshuffle. I shall now fly a kite. There is no other Welsh Cabinet Minister who could take on that position. Indeed, there is only one Welsh Minister of State who could be promoted, and I can't see Kim Howells in the Cabinet, somehow.
I wonder therefore whether the PM will now create a new Government Department, the Department for Devolved Government, covering Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This would give Brown the added bonus of being able to sack Shaun Woodward, something I am told he would, as Kevin Keegan might say, 'love it' if he could do. Dizzy had evidence of this HERE.
One possibility would be to carry out a wider ranging reshuffle, which would be sold as "freshening up" his six month tired old administration. He could move Des Browne to the new devolved job, and bring in a new Secretary of State for Defence as well as a new Work and Pensions Secretary. Looking through the Ministers of State, Liam Byrne, Caroline Flint, Ben Bradshaw, Tony McNulty and Phil Woolas would appear to be the frontrunners for promotion. That's put a black spot on them, then!