24 September 2008
I've always been an admirer of Ruth Kelly. I felt particularly sympathetic towards her when she felt the anger of backbench Labour MPs over her decision on where to school one of her sons. She was an academic high-flyer by any measure - which makes her Einstein in Labour circles - so the patronising attitude towards her from many of her 'fellow' Lefties also grates. Kevin Maguire was on GMTV this morning saying she jumped before she was pushed and that who knows who the Home Secretary is. I simply don't accept that Ministerial profile is a major consideration when it comes to evaluate how someone is doing the job - after all John Prescott was a well known Transport Secretary! It's a pity she has left government. In further disturbing news for teh Catholic Church, Rowan Williams has visited Lourdes.