...and there's more bull from Blair
What has changed in the last five days?
On 30 April, a Downing Street spokesman said the prime minister was "totally supportive of the home secretary in resolving the problems that he has been addressing over the last few days".
On 5 May, Tony Blair sacks Charles Clarke as Home Secretary.
I know the Prime Minister's credibility and integrity is in complete tatters anyway but I just can't see how he can square this. The debacle which the prison-release scandal has become casts a shadow of shame over all those in Government even loosely associated with it. That includes Number 10 and its disingenuous, arrogant and high-handed attitude in pretending it wasn't really an issue at all and sweeping away any remnants of the convention of ministerial responsibility.