John Hutton to leave MoD

#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.
 
#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.
 
#7
Bonzo_Dog said:
What this actually means is that he was hoping for a more senior or lucrative appointment than he was offered and then he resigned.
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
 
#9
Tom_of_Bedlam said:
But who's going to take over? Tory turncoat Woodward?

The cupboard is bare. The Labour Party has run out of everything except mediocrity.
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.
 
#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
Tom_of_Bedlam said:
Bonzo_Dog said:
Just hope that it isn't Balls now that he is unlikely to take over from Darling.
Dannatt would frag him.
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!
 
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#16
Tom_of_Bedlam said:
Bonzo_Dog said:
Just hope that it isn't Balls now that he is unlikely to take over from Darling.
Dannatt would frag him.
As would the next CGS - Richards would absolutely shred him.

Shame about Hutton - he seemed to have "got it".
 
#18
usual cr@p about support from the back benches ...... not standing down for family reasons immediately I see ...... the dosh at the end of this parliament is more important than his family ....... seat in the HoL later?
Who knows the deals done behind closed doors. We need to be rid of the lot of them.
 
#19
Alan Sugar will be "Enterprise Tsar". Hurrah. That will make it all better then :roll:

Mandy staying put (who cares)

Darling sticking to Treasury (yes, Brown bottles out once more)
 

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