Why is John Reid still second favourite?

Why is John Reid still second favourite?

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    Can a Home Secretary ever make it to the top job?

The above, reproduced from the Sun web-site, gives a good flavour of how John Reid is being treated this morning following a whole raft of new problems on his patch. His cabinet position, surely, is not for ambitious high flyers and it is hard to see how he can progress from here.

But why is he still second favourite almost right across the board to take the to job. This does not add up. If, for whatever reason, Gordon does not make it then it is not going to be Reid.

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Mike Smithson

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