Having demonstrated beyond doubt that she is utterly incompetent at this element of her previous role at the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, it would have made sense to keep her a million miles away from the Olympics. Instead, Tessa has been installed as Olympics Minister! Getting the class dunce to focus on their weak areas is one thing. I call doing the same with running the country wilful negligence.
But surely the most astonishing move of the Brown reshuffle was reserved for Des Browne.
From provincial solicitor to hopelessly out-of-touch Defence Minister, he was on the receiving end of the most damning criticism I have ever read from a predecessor for his inept and damaging handling of the Iranian hostages. Not only has he kept his job, but he has had Scotland added to his brief. I don't know who's going to be more offended - our armed forces or the Scots. The thinking behind this is unfathomable to me. I know that Brown has had problems with the SNP, but surely decaring war on them is a step too far.
There's talk of military coups over at the ARRSE military web forum.