Today is meant to be the second phase of the coalition, with Nick Clegg and David Cameron presenting a united front for a reforming future. We are to be told of all the exciting things the coalition is going to do over the next couple of years.
Cameron has just lost his leader in the Lords.
It’s not exactly high profile, or dramatic, and the Cabinet place has quickly been filled by Lord Hill, but it is certainly something the Government could do without.
Especially as Lord Hill tried to resign himself at the last reshuffle, but David Cameron wasn’t listening properly.
The question has to be asked why someone experienced like Strathclyde didn’t quietly stand down last week, and not risk taking any focus of today’s Government announcement.