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David Blunkett

Asked if the latest series of allegations towards David Blunkett were not going to provide a distraction in his job, the PMOS said the position had not changed one iota since he spoke to journalists last week.

Asked if Sir Alan Budd was likely to report this week, the PMOS said it was a matter for Sir Alan Budd.

Asked about a previous relationship David Blunkett was alleged to have had with someone in the DFES, and what the guidelines were for Ministers, the PMOS replied that private matters remained private.
When asked again that it was not a private matter, but a hierarchical matter between a minister and his junior staff, the PMOS said again it was a private matter and he would not comment on it; departments enforced department guidelines, and it was private unless proved otherwise.

Asked what the guidelines were for Ministers having affairs with junior staff members, the PMOS said the journalist should contact the Cabinet Office.

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  1. Am I the only person to think that this whole David Blunket thing is hysterically funny?

    Comment by Doug — 7 Dec 2004 on 2:48 pm | Link
  2. Apparently so, Doug! I just find it sad; sad that the 3rd most powerful man in the country obviously has no better judgement or emotional control.

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 8 Dec 2004 on 4:36 pm | Link

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