Monday, May 22, 2006
Tony McNulty: It Woz The Sun Wot Done It
So Tony McNulty has been made the sacrificial lamb for the Government's various immigration cock ups. He will have seen the writing on the wall when he saw his picture on the front page of The Sun today alongside the headline "Immigration Chief's Job On the Line". I wouldn't put it past John Reid to have leaked his move to The Sun yesterday. McNulty will now be responsible for Police reform and the new Minister of State in that job, Liam Byrne moves to take on immigration (after less than two weeks in the Police job). You can rearrange the deckchairs all you like, but it's the icebergs that need destroying. David Davis made a very pertinent comment tonight when he said that if Mr McNulty "is not good enough to run the immigration department, how will he be capable of running the police force?" On a personal level I feel for Tony McNulty as he's a bit of a mate. Although he's seen as a bit of a thug by many in my Party he's very good company and he will be feeling somewhat humiliated tonight. But obviously not enough to resign.