Blunkett to lecture on politics

David Blunkett, who recently resigned as work and pensions secretary, is to go back to university to become a lecturer.

Blunkett will teach politics at a variety of universities in 2006, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The ex-minister – who left the Cabinet twice in the past year – already has experience working as a lecturer, having taught industrial relations at Barnsley College between 1974 and 1987.

The paper quotes an unnamed source who said: “It could pay quite well and gives him a bit of breathing space allowing everything to settle down. It has been a very rough time so it will be nice to get back to academia.”

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