Stephen Byers to quit parliament . . .

. . . but who cares?

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Stephen Byers, the former transport secretary and New Labour outrider, has announced he is to stand down as an MP at the next general election.

I can think of only two responses:

1) Who cares?

2) Good riddance.

Oh, wait . . .

3) Can anyone name a single thing that Stephen Byers has done, either as a backbencher or as a minister, to improve British public life?

 

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Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.

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