Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Maria Miller resigns tactically

Culture Secretary Maria Miller resigned her cabinet position this morning. The media has been gunning for Miller since her perfunctory 32 second apology to parliament for fiddling expenses last Thursday was deemed inadequate.

Miller toughed it out for most of a week. And yet today she resigns and gets a nice letter from the Prime Minister suggesting she will be back in the cabinet before long.

Can it be that the timing of her resignation was chosen to wrong-foot Miliband at PMQs? Miliband must have been preparing broadsides for the PM for days now, and then with a couple of hours to go before PMQs his fox is shot and he has nothing to gripe about.

That's politics for you.

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