Why Tessa should stay

by Stephen Tall on March 8, 2006

To be honest, I’m bored now. No-one’s yet told me what Tessa Jowell has done wrong. (Beyond a greater degree of credulity about her personal finances than is prudent for her own good. And which is her own business.)

I don’t care that she and her husband are richer than Croesus. And I don’t care much for Dave Spart columnists parading their class consciousness in articles which will earn them more in an hour than a cleaner takes home in a month.

Tessa is one of the few (and getting fewer) Labour ministers who can conduct an interview without making me wanting to scream at the telly or radio. For that alone she deserves a reprieve.

Well, for that, and for not being Patricia Hewitt.