The architect of the most recent botched coup attempt on Gordon Brown’s leadership has announced that he is to stand down at the general election.
It is unlikely any future labour leader would want someone in their top team who had demonstrated the level of ineptitude shown by ‘Buff’ as he is increasingly known in web circles. As a matter of fact this would have been unlikely ever to arise as he already faced the possibility of being axed as a candidate by furious local party activists. 56-year-old Hoon, a lifelong Derby County fan is rumoured to be in line for the role of chairman of the football league. If it comes to anything let’s hope he’s a bit more on the ball in that role.