First they came for Frank Field. They appointed him "Poverty Czar". I didn't speak up
Then they came for Will Hutton. They appointed him "Work Czar". I didn't speak up.
Then they came for John Hutton. They appointed him "Pensions Czar". I didn't speak up.
Today they came for Alan Milburn. They are about to appoint him "Social Mobility Czar".
Now, I'm going to speak up.
One day they might actually appoint a Conservative. But I'm not holding my breath.
Because by then, it might be a bit late.
In all seriousness, the implication of these appointments is that there are no Conservatives with the capability or talent to carry out these roles. What happens when these four Labour supporters come up with proposals which the Coalition cannot accept?
I suspect we'll soon find out.
A final thought? Perhaps they should go the whole hog and appoint Bob Ainsworth as a "Defence Czar"...