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June 02, 2009

Scotland for the chop?

Word reaches me that Baroness Scotland, the Government's senior law officer, may be following Jacqui Smith out of the door in the forthcoming Cabinet reshuffle.

If the Prime Minister is serious about introducing constitutional reform before the next election, then Lady Scotland may be something of an obstacle. She managed to block Gordon Brown's plans to reform her own post.

So who will succeed her as Attorney General? There is nobody in the Commons. And there are not many Labour-supporting QCs who'd want the job, even if it comes with an instant peerage.

If Gordon Brown is so keen to rehabilitate Blairites, I'd expect him to bring back Lord Falconer, the former Lord Chancellor.

Posted at June 2, 2009 04:53 PM