Having resisted the pressure in the Commons to respond to the debacle at the Home Office, the results from the local elections in England were, in the end, too much to take – the cabinet reshuffle is under way, or as former Health Secretary Frank Dobson puts it “rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic”. One deckchair which isn’t being rearranged, apparently, is our very own Secretary of State for Wales and Northern Ireland, Peter Hain. Martina Purdy contemplates his 12 months in office [only 12 months? it seems much much longer – Ed] Update He’s delighted to be staying in Northern Ireland.. and in Wales of course.. More Full shuffle details here
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