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Update: Jacqui Smith, the BBC is reporting, will succeed John Reid

The big question is who is going to Home. John Denham some are saying, but I can’t imagine he’d be on board with Brown’s more hard core proposals on terror. Both Blears and Hutton are staying in the Cabinet and haven’t been given jobs so far, yet it would be a major shock for either of these ultra-Blair-loyalists to get such a big job. In this febrile atmosphere, if no one is announced soon a rumour is bound to start that Charles Clarke is coming back.