Woodward to be new Northern Ireland Secretary

Looks like the former Tory and former NIO Minister, Shaun Woodward, is to return in upgraded form as Northern Ireland Secretary.[added link] Worthwhile recalling that he has been prone to clarifying his comments.. or, rather, having them clarified for him. And a reminder of one of my favourite Woodward quotes [didn’t he used to work for Esther Rantzen? – Ed] – “If I fail, sack me. Ministers should be accountable.”.. We would if we could, minister Secretary of State.. Adds As Nevin points out in the comments zone, that’s the unpaid Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP.. and he’s to be sworn of Her Majesty’s most honourable Privy Council. Update That’s only unpaid as a Secretary of State.. he retains his salary as an MP.