As Tony Blair leaves office and Brown is called to the Palace to be invited to form a government, Quentin Davies MP defects to the Labour Party after writing an excoriating letter to David Cameron – the text of which is a good read.
Here is a taster: “Under your leadership the Conservative party appears to me to have ceased collectively to believe in anything, or to stand for anything. It has no bedrock. It exists on shifting sands. A sense of mission has been replaced by a PR agenda.”
Legal Week notes the departure of Lord Goldsmith and speculates on whether Lord Falconer will follow: Story
A return to the Bar for both men would, in the light of their experience gained in government, be fairly well received one would imagine.