A different perspective

As Newton mentioned in the comments here, while the conspiracy theory on Lord Rooker’s shuffling off from Northern Ireland to the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs is appealing, the reality is more illuminating. As the Downing St press briefing hinted at, and the BBC’s Mark Devenport expands on, Rooker’s rapid shift, from taking “personal charge of the whole programme of radical reform following the Review of Public Administration” to.. plugging a gap at Defra, came after Baroness Ashton reportedly declined to take on a new brief as minister for farming…