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MANDELSON'S APPOINTMENT PART OF A PLANNED RESHUFFLE

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The appointment of Peter Mandelson was part of a planned reshuffle that would have seen defence secretary Geoff Hoo...
The appointment of Peter Mandelson was part of a planned reshuffle that would have seen defence secretary Geoff Hoon get the European commissioner job and other moves. David Miliband was seen running from the Department for Education and Skills to Downing Street and Alan Milburn also went to Downing Street. Opposition from Cabinet ministers prevented the plans from going ahead (The Independent, p6)
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