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Cameron hires shrinks for British MPs

world Updated: Oct 14, 2008 02:02 IST
Vijay Dutt
Vijay Dutt
Hindustan Times
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Tory chief David Cameron who hopes to form the next government in the UK is not sure whether some of his senior Members of Parliament (MPs) are mentally robust enough to handle responsibilities that a Cabinet post entails.

It has been reported that he has called in a psychologist to “analyse” a few members of his shadow Cabinet to assess whether they are up to the ministerial job if elected.

The Tory leader has hired TV shrink Kris Murrin to do the job, it has been claimed by a daily. Murrin has met top Tory aides at a meeting. A source was quoted, “Kris said she could help the party pick the right people.”

The report could be of some interest to PM Gordon Brown who is the only one to benefit from the collapsing banking system and crunch.

His 10-year experience of handling the Treasury during Tony Blair’s term has come handy and according to polls he is doing well and is the best man for resolving the financial meltdown.

A Labour MP quipped “While our man is doing fine, it seems David suspects most of his senior shadow ministers’ capability.”

Whatever it may be, senior Tory members are said to be quite livid at their leader’s move for psychological assessment of their calibre.

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