That’s right – Recess Monkey has quit!
I won’t say anything on that other resignation, because it’s all pretty predictable. So here are some quotes from other blogs which I agree with.
That is all.
I felt pretty sympathetic to him concerning his private life, but let us all hope that his policy agenda departs with him.
Now personally I couldn’t care less whether any of this having an affair, trying to break up a family, using the Metropolitan Police as bodyguards for his mistress, abusing his expenses to buy her train tickets, or getting a nanny a visa business.
What I care about is the fact that he has been one of the most viciously, unpleasantly intrusive Home Secretaries we’ve had for a fair while…
Now, as long as Labour can scrap his pet ID card project, the future’s looking a little less bleak in this country.
[I]t is to be hoped that this silly law [on incitement to religious hatred] – which has been closely associated with him – will also quietly be dropped, as well it should be.
I feel like cracking open a bottle.
I wonder if Michael Howard is now cursing himself for supporting ID cards. Will Blair now trump the Tories by appointing an anti-ID card Home Secretary?
Meanwhile, Big Blunkett has closed.
Big Blunkett is gone but his authoritarian legacy remains.