A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Reid to leave Cabinet

John Reid has told the BBC he is not staying in the Cabinet.

I think that's a great shame. I rate Reid as one of Labour's star performers, who connects very well with the values and concerns of ordinary Labour voters.


Anonymous clunkedfist said...

In the words of a former Home Secretary, is it too early to open a bottle?

1:24 pm, May 06, 2007

Blogger E10 Rifle said...

Reid's an authoritarian ex-tankie thug and bully. And far from being "in touch with ordinary voters" seemed to be pretty unpopular across the board.

Good riddance.

2:34 pm, May 06, 2007

Blogger HenryG said...

I think one thing that's been overlooked is that it was John Reid's decisions as Health Secretary that caused a great number of the financial shortfalls we are experiencing in the NHS today.

2:45 pm, May 06, 2007

Blogger grimupnorth said...


7:07 pm, May 06, 2007

Anonymous PDS said...


I'm sure your friends in New Labour will have their loss off-set by the election victory over the channel today. Maybe Sarko could invite the Blairite exiles over to form a Free French style government a la De Gaulle in London?

7:58 pm, May 06, 2007

Blogger John Gray said...

Actually I think that leftie folks are relieved that Mr %6 or 9% would not be knocked out first by Mr 17%!

10:53 pm, May 06, 2007

Blogger Chris Paul said...

So he's a voter-mirrorer rather than a voter-leader? Reid HAS been knocked out first John! By his own realisation that the 17% is a gross exaggeration of his support in the country and certainly among MPs.

4:20 pm, May 07, 2007


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