Is this going to be the next Labour explosion?

Is this going to be the next Labour explosion?


What if Brown appoints Balls as Chancellor?

What a night and so much more to come in the next few days.

Apart from the local election results which are coming in overnight the big political story during the day will be the cabinet re-shuffle. Who is going to replace Jacqui Smith, Hazel Blears and now James Purnell?

But most interesting move of them all is whether Ed Balls gets the job he has set his heart on – Chancellor of the Exchequer? The problem here is that Darling will have to be pushed aside and while Balls, no doubt, is a man of many talents, getting on with his colleagues in the parliamentary party is not his strong point.

His brusque sharp manner has made him many enemies and his appointment as Chancellor could make the current explosive situation within the party even worse.

I think that Brown is going to do it because Balls has such an influence over the PM.

Whatever this amazing story is going to go on and there will be many more twists and turns.

Mike Smithson

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