The other reshuffle
Baroness Warsi resigns over a matter of principle. Good to know there’s still a government minister not entirely without principles. Oh .. erm .. hang on ….
But what took her so long? It’s not as if Gaza is the first foreign problem in which our government has behaved disgracefully on her watch. It’s not even as if this was one of the conflicts for which we bear the most substantial responsibility – at least not in our times. Not like those heavily provoked in the first place by western agents provocateurs (like Syria or Ukraine), or the legacy of actual military action (like Libya). Maybe she protests her principles just a tad too much?
How will history view her? I guess precedents like Robin Cook show that a resignation can do a lot to redeem a reputation, even if it comes long after your hands are covered in blood.