Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Chris Bryant De-Briefs Himself Again
Much gnashing of teeth in Number Ten this morning as another ueber-Blairite jumps ship. Chris Bryant, PPS to Lord Falconer, has resigned from his brief in order to speak out on House of Lords reform. This is the second occasion Mr Bryant has de-briefed himself in public, but taste prevents me from discussing the first time. Of course Bryant's resignation could be taken at face value, but his enemies would point out that there isn't a lot Mr Bryant does without having some sort of politically expedient motive. Only a couple of weeks ago he refused a position coordinating European matters for the Party because they wouldn't make him a Vice Chairman, conveniently ignoring the fact that such a position does not exist.