Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Or at least that is my paraphrasing of Alistair Campbells position as mentioned in the BBC report. Prescott appears to be seriously damaged and in real trouble particularly with the Parliamentary Labour Party. However, Blair wants to hold onto him particularly as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party to prevent triggering an election for Deputy Leader which might lead to calls for an election for Leader. Is there a possibility that Prescott will go but only in his capacity as Deputy PM and not in his capacity as Deputy Leader? If so who might Blair pick to be interim Deputy PM? I think my money would be on Reid or Beckett.