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Posts Tagged: Fiona Hill
Terry Barnes: May would have seen her snap election fiasco coming, if only she’d looked abroad to…Australia
A massive poll lead. Going early. A wooden leader. Mindless mantras. A despised opposition. And then collapse. The parallels are uncanny: why didn’t Crosby warn her?
There is a natural path ahead: announce a resignation by the end of next week, and allow a contest to take place over the summer.
CABINET RESHUFFLE: LIVE BLOG. Green is First Secretary of State – in effect, Deputy Prime Minister. And Gove is back at the top.
Gauke is uncorked as Work and Pensions Secretary. Truss replaces him as Treasury Chief Secretary. Leadsom is the new Leader of the House.
The former MP for Croydon Central will be a calming presence after the turbulent departure of Timothy and Hill.
Adapt to survive. How May must share power with her Cabinet, Tory MPs, Party members and the Commons.
Davidson should have a standing invite to attend Political Cabinet, and be encouraged to speak her mind – on Brexit, the DUP and anything else.
First Timothy quits as May’s co-Chief of Staff. Now Hill, the other co-Chief of Staff, has gone too.
Those who are left of party centre are breaking cover to attack ‘Mayism’, whilst Brexiteers seem to be rallying around the Prime Minister.
Tory MPs. If May gets back to Downing Street, her advisers must go. The Cabinet must take charge. Her Brexit plan will be overhauled.
And all this, remember, is on the assumption that she somehow gains a working majority, or is Prime Minister in a hung Parliament.
Theresa May’s philosophy has no cadre of committed supporters amongst the membership, MPs, or think tanks. It may thus prove short-lived.
Iain Dale: Rudd to the Treasury, a Gove comeback, McLoughlin to quit. What may happen in the reshuffle.
Oh, and Timothy and Hill should be moved on from being co-Chiefs of Staff – the former to head up policy, the latter press.
The former fear that it will revive what they believe are business-unfriendly ideas about foreign takeovers and workers on boards.
That’s the head of the Downing Street Policy Unit, the Chair of May’s Policy Board, the most important Minister you’ve never heard of…and our former columnist.
His great achievement two years ago was to sever the head off the Liberal Democrat snake – and most of the body too. Now he must defang it again.
The Education Secretary is grappling with reform of the national funding formula for schools at a time when spending on them is under pressure.