According to this morning's Times, John Reid is set to become the new head of MI6. Now, admittedly, the headline is a little misleading.
What's being suggested is that he will be given responsibilty for terrorism and security, and that MI6 will stop reporting to the FCO and instead report the Home Office.However, given Reid's well known tendency to intervene and meddle the Times is making a valid point.
There is another more important question to be asked on this matter. Would be pass the vetting process for the job anyway? A former member of the Communist Party of Great Britain; known known to enjoy a tipple; and has alledgely got a bit heavy with people in the past? Black-balled surely?