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2008-10-05 - 22:03:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: UK-Politics: Labour |

"Four of the MPs who signed the backbenchers' letter which prompted Mr Brown's predecessor Tony Blair to announce a timetable for his resignation in 2006 each gained ministerial office.

Tom Watson becomes parliamentary secretary to the Cabinet Office, Chris Bryant officer of the leader of the Commons, Kevan Jones parliamentary under-secretary in the Ministry of Defence and Sion Simon gets a junior post in the Universities Department."

(BBC News )

As the old adage goes, "Keep your friends close but your enemies closer still" perhaps?



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