Ruth Kelly’s decision to leave the government to spend more time with her family leaves a number of questions unanswered.
Is this the real reason for Mrs Kelly resigning from the government? Has this really nothing to do with her alleged concerns over Gordon Brown’s leadership? Is it just a coincidence that Mrs Kelly is said to be very unhappy with the government’s pursuit of the embryology bill through Parliament? Does Mrs Kelly really believe she will now be able to spend more time with her family given she will remain a Member of Parliament expected to be in London more days a week than in Bolton? One thing is for sure; it has taken the gloss off the Prime Minister’s “triumph” in Manchester yesterday!