Before he entered No.10 for the first time as Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged a government of “all the talents“. It seems to have put the cat amongst with the opposition parties with Iain Dale claiming all sorts of wild rumours flying around (another here) and Guido pointing the finger. The paranoia was fed by Quentin Davies defection yesterday and Ed Balls’ comment last night that “There’s more to come – as I know“. The frenzy and wild rumours seem to have spread over the sheugh, a rumour is going round that Gordon Brown had a plan B after the Ashdown rebuff for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland position,……Baron Trimble of Lisnagarvey?!?
Two jumps of party allegiance in such a short time makes this seem incredible. Although it would be a quick and significant fulfilment of his stated aim “to be more involved in national politics“.