This morning, John Reid has been quoted across a number of papers for something he has written in the Guardian about the Home Office. In it he has said,
"If you renovate a house you start by taking the wallpaper off. It is only then that you discover more problems. That's what it is like in the Home Office"A sweet little analogy with one tiny flaw, over the past ten years you've been cutting corners on the renovation by wallpapering over the wallpaper. Those layers that are being stripped off are of the Government's own making.