Revealed: minister rumoured to resign is Tessa Jowell

But she has assured No 10 she’s staying

Rumours abound this evening that another cabinet minister is set to resign over Gordon Brown's leadership. That minister is Tessa Jowell.

But the anti-Brown plotters will be disappointed to learn that Jowell has been on the phone tonight reassuring Downing Street that she's staying after all. "Tessa is in a good place with Gordon right now," a well-placed source tells me.

This, despite her recent reported complaints that the prospect of a "class war" against the Tories is "hideous".

For more on this story, read: "Jowell, anti-Brown plotters and 'the last throw of the dice' ".

 

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James Macintyre is political correspondent for the New Statesman.
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