Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

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The Independent Online

In the paper of 18 September we wrongly said David Blunkett had resigned from the Cabinet after trying to fast-track the visa application of his wife's nanny. The nanny in question in fact worked for his lover and although Sir Alan Budd's inquiry into the matter identified that the visa had been fast-tracked, it concluded "I have not been able to determine whether Mr Blunkett gave any instructions in relation to the case and if so what they were".