In the latest attempt to get Charles Clarke out of the headlines it has been announced that a small quantity of cannabis has been found at John Reid's home during a standard security sweep. The line given is that it could have been there for twenty years, so one has to wonder how it escaped every previous security sweep. If it had been an ordinary soldier's home there is no way they would get off as easily as Reid has.
One has to wonder who is responsible for planting this. Yet another Blairite cabinet minister could have spent some time on the frontpages whilst the government continues to drift. Indeed the combined resignations of Clarke, Hewitt and Reid would probably have finished off Blair's premiership even if Gordon Brown lacks the courage to wield the knife.