So Ruth Kelly has decided to jump before being pushed in a reshuffle, and Gordon tells Today that there are no political differences between them. It;s the age old, "I want to spend more time with my family" line.
She;s going to lose her seat at the next election probably anyway, but I do wonder, if as is being suggested, she has been disllussioned with the direction of Government for some months, why she is going quietly?
Has she been offered something in the post-politics world so she doesn't cause problems? I know it's cynical of me, but I just can't help myself. Of course, having this resignation now gives Brown an excuse for a reshuffle without it looking like a panic. Backbench rebel leader maybe?