<a href="http://johnrentoul.independentminds.livejournal.com/8619.html">John Rentoul: Save Clare Short</a>

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Long ago I was involved in a brief campaign run by The Independent to "Save Clare Short". It was one of Andrew Marr's little amusements. It was the year before Labour was elected; she had been demoted from the transport brief to international development and Tony Blair was sufficiently irritated with her repeated crime of Being Annoying to think of ditching her altogether.