Thursday, 29 January 2009
Joined-up Government in the Crisis
Nice to learn from briefings to all newspapers that the Cabinet tackles its tasks in a spirit of unity and brotherhood. The Grauniad informs us that the PM is
... being warned by advisers that he is at risk of becoming the "Minister for the Recession".
A problem indeed. And the remedy ? He has
ordered cabinet ministers to get more involved in the government's response ... Health secretary Alan Johnson has been singled out for his low profile and is due to meet the prime minister in the next few weeks.
This Baldwinesque sense of urgency is commendable: and it's good to know Johnson visits the headmaster's study from time to time ...
Posted by Nick Drew