Jim Knight, Mike O'Brien, Shahid Malik, Vera Baird, Angela Smith, Ann Keen and a whole host of others have three things in common. They were all defeated at Thursdays election and they are Labour Ministers. But what is really outrageous is that all of them will be going into their Ministerial offices on Monday morning, not to clear their desks, but to carry on as usual. That's what our bizarre system of government allows them to do. Unelected and now unaccountable, they continue to govern as usual until a new Prime Minister is appointed. I can understand re-elected Ministers doing that, but unelected? No.
And on top of that we have the unedifying sight of Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell effectively running the whole shebang from the Cabinet Office. Campbell has even boasted of being back in his old office. Quite what he is doing is anyone's guess. Unelected and unaccountable.