John Hutton to leave MoD

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  1. Just reported on BBC News.

    No news on who is to take over. A shame, Hutton seemed rather more competant than the rest of this mob. Hence why he's jumping ship, I suppose.
  2. Also confirmed on Sky News. This government is split down the middle
  3. Interesting way to go. Supporting Brown but quitting his job...

    Is there no-one in the Cabinet, bar Purnell, with the balls to finish Brown off?

    As you say, tho, a shame as Hutton was doing a relatively good job.
  4. What this actually means is that he was hoping for a more senior or lucrative appointment than he was offered and then he resigned.
  5. Allegedly Hutton was never a fan of Brown as PM......
  6. But who's going to take over? Tory turncoat Woodward?

    The cupboard is bare. The Labour Party has run out of everything except mediocrity.
  7. I agree, it's probable he was hoping to move up into one of the recently vacant positions as a reward for his loyalty to Brown. Just shows how inept Brown is. Lets hope Bob Ainsworth doesn't succeed him. 8O
  8. *shudders*
  9. Just hope that it isn't Balls now that he is unlikely to take over from Darling.
  10. really falling like flies now! feel a bit sorry for the ministeries who must wondering what the f*k is going on??

    Interesting small piece in the Torygraph today about the Queen being urged to strongly recommend an electino if Brown falls.
  11. Being said that Hutton is going for "family reasons".

  12. Dannatt would frag him.
  13. MB now awash with rumour and counter rumour - Quinten Davis currently seen as possible front runner, but we're all praying that Balls or Mandy don't come our way.
  14. Well if he resigned for family reasons, and because he is standing down as an MP at the next election, he really picked a good time to announce he was standing down. Just when the pressure was at a maximum on Gordon he chooses to resign. Methinks he aint happy with Gordon, and the spin is that he is resigning for family reasons.
  15. tin foil hat on!

    who else could Brown use to force thru cuts, be feircely loyal and not give a damn about the MoD or the services as long as budgets are in line.

    Balls is the perfect toad for all occasions!