23 October 2009

The Royal Mail & Alan Johnson

Somebody had to say it and now The Times has.  Alan Johnson should get involved with the postal strike:

Though the CWU declined to back Mr Johnson in his bid for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party in 2005, his stature as the union’s former leader and status as the current Home Secretary surely means that he could arbitrate in a way that, for different reasons, seems beyond either the Business Secretary or the Prime Minister.

All very well, but AJ went on Question Time and said the politicians should keep well away.  It is almost unprecedented for a Cabinet minister to openly become involved in the affairs of another department.  It would be much better for AJ to work behind the scenes to help resolve the dispute, if that is what he wants.

These days, knowing what Alan Johnson wants has become rather an issue as the leadership speculation rumbles on.

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