David Lammy has written a rather passionate defence of the Tamils on the Our Kingdom blog. Nothing wrong with that, you may think, and indeed there probably isn't. But it is unusual in the extreme for a Minister of State in one government department to write a highly opiniated piece relating to British foreign policy, especially when it concerns such a volatile conflict as the one going on in Sri Lanka. I doubt very much if he got it cleared by the FCO because there are several hostages to fortune in the article which they would have surely deleted if they had been given prior sight of the piece.
I think Mr Lammy may, yet again, find himself hot water. It is yet another sign of a government in decay when Ministers feel free to freelance in this way.