With increasing regularity over the last few months it has been remarked that Labour’s shadow cabinet team has collectively underperformed. John Prescott was as emphatic as ever last week in demanding that Ed Miliband reshuffled the pack, going so far as to claim that some of the current team weren’t even bothering to campaign.
Miliband himself would never have put it quite as bluntly as Prescott, but ever since he moved to abolish shadow cabinet elections back in June, it has been apparent that he too was keen to freshen up his team. And so just over a week after every single cabinet member addressed conference, Ed has moved to rejig the squad. Read the rest of this entry