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Friday 5 May 2006

Labour reshuffle - John Prescott remains Deputy PM

BBC News 24 are announcing as I write that Prescott will retain the title of 'Deputy Prime Minister' - but is to lose his departmental role - hurray! He is to keep (and add to) his chairmanship of various cabinet committees, it seems.

Ther real significance of this is probably internal to the Labour Party - his departure as DPM would trigger a re-election, something Blair obviously wishes to avoid.

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