James Forsyth

One of Gordon’s goats is abandoning him

One of Gordon's goats is abandoning him
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Tomorrow’s Times splashes on the news that Digby Jones will resign before the next election as he is not prepared to say that he supports Gordon Brown during an election campaign. The Times reports that the former CBI head made the remark at a private event at the end of January.

Brown must wish that the news had leaked out earlier as coming now it fits all too well into the current narrative that this is a government in disarray and on the way out. Expect plenty of Labour backbenchers to say I told you he was a rat, many had always questioned the wisdom of making someone a minister who wouldn’t even say if they voted Labour or not.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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