Ruth Kelly to step down

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7632778.stm






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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Frankly this is a bit of a non-story, she is by most accounts leaving office for personal reasons (is this a first?).

    She wasnt one of the more offensive members of the cabinet, if it was Caroline Flint or John Reid I would definitely be celebrating.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    budda wrote: »
    She wasnt one of the more offensive members of the cabinet, if it was Caroline Flint or John Reid I would definitely be celebrating.
    Well except her views on abortion, which are less than enlightened.

    Get rid of Anne Widdecombe as well, and they'll have managed to remove all of the voices that irritate me in politics too. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well except her views on abortion, which are less than enlightened.

    Get rid of Anne Widdecombe as well, and they'll have managed to remove all of the voices that irritate me in politics too. :p

    Fair enough, although her views on that are far from my own I knew she wasnt going to actually do anything about it.

    I rather liked her voice, it had great comedy potential, the Boy Wonder I think she was referred to at one point which seemed to fit nicely.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We are told she is quitting for "personal reasons". Frankly, I don't believe this version of events. Politicians generally do not leave office to spend more time with their families - there's more to this than meets the eye. Still, the reasons for her decision are largely irrelevant in the wider picture. Everyone is going to interpret this for their own reasons. Either way, the rats on the sinking ship which Ruth Kelly is jumping from aren't going to stop fighting.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Thank god for that - the stupid bint has clearly shown she has not the first idea about transport issues!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    isn't she a member of opus dei?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes. IMO, membership of a dangerous fundamentalist cult with a history of brainwashing and abuse should be just as incompatible with sitting in government as an affiliation can be.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aladdin wrote: »
    Yes. IMO, membership of a dangerous fundamentalist cult with a history of brainwashing and abuse....
    But that's enough about the Labour Party. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote: »
    But that's enough about the Labour Party. :p
    :D :thumb:
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