Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sir George Young's Uses Up His Third Life
Nick Robinson has announced on the Today Programme that Sir George Young is to replace Alan Duncan as Shadow Leader of the House, a job he did in government under John Major. It's not every politician who experiences a double reincarnation. He will do the job well, but no doubt come under fire for being an Old Etonian. However, his charm will overcome that particular hurdle. His appointment does signal a leftward shift in the dynamics of the Shadow Cabinet, though, which some on the right will feel uncomfortable about.