The Observer has an interesting piece on John Reid’s decision to block migration from the two new EU accession states Romania and Bulgaria.
Talking of John Reid, he clearly still has a high opinion of his popularity – the Sunday Mirror reports that he has demanded the position of Foreign Secretary in return for not challenging Brown for the leadership. Sad to watch it really.
The fall out from Blunkett’s diaries also continues. The Observer reports that Chris Woodhead has called Blunkett’s recollection of the row over teacher pay, “[a] rewriting of history”; while the Telegraph reports that cabinet ministers were kept in the dark over the diary’s publication. (The Daily has been sent notes in a brown envelope – which we hope to publish this week – which would call Blunkett’s relationship with the truth into question.)
It’s horrible to watch, but the collapse of Clare Short’s decorum continues apace in the Independent.
The Sunday Times has a very interesting piece on House of Lords reform. Everyone seems very excited about some new proposals, despite the fact that they would leave half of the peers unelected, and the size of the House at a whopping 450.