First, the PM is going to hold a Cabinet meeting in the West Midlands. (Lucky you, West Midlands.) As Hazel Blears, also not on holiday but how we wish she was, explained: “We will be taking politics closer to the people and hearing their concerns first-hand.” Hmmm. Prepare for some ruthlessly controlled, totally scripted photo ops.
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Pouring scorn on Gordon Brown's hopes of "relaunch", Ann Treneman in the Times sums up New Labour: