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(From Agence France Presse)
British Prime Minister Tony Blair shook up his cabinet, naming political pitbull John Reid as health minister and burying the role of lord chancellor after a 1,398-year run.
Reid succeeded Alan Milburn, a loyal Blairite whose resignation -- in order to spend more time with his boys aged 11 and six -- came as a complete surprise after days of speculation in London about who was going where.
Stepping down too were Helen Liddell as secretary for Scottish affairs, and -- as expected -- Lord Alexander "Derry" Irvine, who as lord chancellor was de facto justice minister and more.
Moving up was Peter Hain, Britain's chief delegate to the European Union's constitutional drafting committee, who replaced Reid as leader …