John Reid on Home Office 'not fit for purpose' quote
Former Home Secretary John Reid revealed his famous line of describing the Home Office as "not fit for purpose" was actually said by a senior civil servant.
Now Lord Reid, he was reminded of the 2006 quote attributed to him about the Home Office being too big when he decided to split its work in two.
He was speaking to Andrew Neil about Theresa May, the UK Border agency and former civil servant Brodie Clarke.
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18 Nov 2011
- From the section UK Politics