With Paddy Power paying out on Labour to win bets from last week on, there’s little doubt that Tony Blair is going back to No10. It’s rumoured that Paul Murphy will be moving on, and is thought to be glad to go. It may mark the end of what has been a holding period in Northern Irish politics, while both sides chose their ‘tribal champions’ to do the final deal. Top tips for his replacement are the ‘young’ whiz kid, David Milliband, or former NIO Minister Des Browne, currently Minister of State for Citizenship and Immigration.
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