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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Alan Johnson 'to quit frontline politics'

So he's going and not staying. He says he had "found it difficult" to cope with issues in his private life while shadow chancellor. Very strange? He didn't have such issues when in government. Why just as shadow chancellor? He leaves it all with an "I will make no further comment about this matter" approach.

Now he's just going to get more questions than answers. He'd have been far better off just saying that the brief was not really for him. Aren't we all looking for transparent answers? He wasn't a bad minister, he's a pretty good MP, articulate, etc. This just seems like a smokescreen. Even if it isn't, I don't think this "private life" line is what we need to hear about.


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