Just as Jacqui Smith stood at the dispatch box to explain herself for what looks like a cover-up of the fact that she knew in July that up to 5,000 illegal immigrants have been cleared to work in the security industry, Bird Flu came to the rescue. What a coincidence! DEFRA announced that the Bird Flu outbreak on a Suffolk farm was indeed the deadly H5N1 strain at almost the exact moment Jacqui stood up.
Wow what a stroke of luck for Jacqui. After the Bird Flu announcement Jacqui doesn't even make the front page of the BBC News Website.
Do some people make their own luck?
UPDATE: The Guardian are saying that Jacqui denied a cover-up, saying she did not inform MPs or the public, because the scale of the problem was not clear at that point. Even Prime Minister Gordon Brown - whose car was at one point guarded by an illegal worker - was not initially told of the problem, she revealed.
Is she seriously trying to tell us that Gordon was not informed that an illegal worker was guarding his car? B*ll*x.