Tim Yeo becomes omnipotent

21st November 2003 at 00:00
Tim Yeo's earthly realm grows and grows. Last week, he was shadow secretary for health and education. This week, the Conservative party website describes him as the shadow secretary of state for public services, health and education, and the Party's press office has taken to referring to him as the "general overseer of everything". Blimey!

Meanwhile, Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Collins has been named "shadow secretary of state for education", leaving the Conservatives in the unique situation of having two shadow secretaries of state (plus 12 junior shadows).

So which of the terrible Tims will be taking on Charles Clarke at parliamentary questions? Could we be treated to a tag-wrestling-style double act? The Conservative press office said that Yeo would be doing it "when it was important".

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