Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Match of Today

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Match of Today

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John Reid v Gordon Brown Ground: Home Office Kick-off: 10am Score: Reid 2, Brown 2 THE Reid-Brown feud took a twist with the former's plan to divide up his Home Office fiefdom. Brown might well like to see the Home Secretary himself dismembered - but a big Whitehall reshuffle in the dying days of Blairism was more than he could tolerate. Allies made clear that the "Security Chancellor" would not give approval in a hurry. From Reid's corner, Downing Street officials said a decision should be taken quickly and, if favourable, it should not wait for a new incumbent at No 10 to be implemented. Blair's official spokesman was more conciliatory, promising the "fullest consultation".

'It's for them to sort out this national scandal' QUOTE OF THE DAY Shadow transport secretary Chris Grayling urging ministers to act on rail overcrowding

Commons Whispers LIFE imitates art imitates life at No10.

One official made the mistake of admitting seeing More 4's The Trial Of Tony Blair. …

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