Yesterday I wrote:
I am now reporting that Wajid Khan will join the Conservative ranks tomorrow as a backbench MP. Doing so protects Khan from cynicism of the press and opposition of making such a political move for career advancement, or for monetary considerations. Khan joins the Tories without taking a position in either cabinet or as a Parliamentary secretary.
Today, the CBC writes:
On Thursday, Conservative blogger Stephen Taylor fuelled speculation about the defection by posting a report that Khan would join the Tories in the cabinet or as a parliamentary secretary.
I appreciate the nod from the CBC, but I hope that they correct the record.
UPDATE: CBC has changed the text, but it is still wrong:
On Thursday, Conservative blogger Stephen Taylor fuelled speculation about the defection by posting a report that Khan would join the Tories possibly as a parliamentary secretary. He has not accepted a cabinet position.
I never mused on the possibility of a parliamentary secretary job for Khan. In fact, I ruled that possibility right out (along with stating that Khan wouldn’t join cabinet either)
UPDATE: CBC has deleted the entire paragraph.