News, analysis and comment on the more junior appointments as we move into day two of May’s changes.
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Live Blog. Day of the long boomerangs. Greening quits the Cabinet after Hunt resists moving. It’s a setback for May’s authority.
Damian Hinds is Education Secretary, Esther McVey goes to Work and Pensions, Matt Hancock takes over at Culture, Media and Sport.
Reshuffle Day. And Raab, Stewart, Rees-Mogg and Cleverly are our panel’s top choices for Cabinet promotion.
Cabinet Ministers were told yesterday that the shuffle will be “significant”, but that word covers a multitude of possibilities.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
Who gains from the reshuffle will matter much less than what it does. Here are five priorities – including housing as its focus.
Bringing on more women, rising stars and members of the 2015 intake – or even this year’s – will bring less gain than it could if such moves are not part of a policy plan.
A catspaw of Osborne? A competitor to Policy Exchange? A resource for a modernising leadership candidate? The truth is more subtle and interesting.
The course consistent with this site’s recommendations is to appoint a more junior Cabinet Office Minister.
Our take is that our panel is waiting to see what happens next, and suspending judgement as the political cycle and Brexit negotiations continue.
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
Our survey. Support for May leading the Conservatives into the next election hits its highest total yet.
But the improvement is marginal – and three in five respondents believe she should stand down as Party leader before the next election.
He sweeps home with over half the vote against an expert enthusiast, a dedicated reformer – and a hero of a terror attack on Westminster.
Perhaps they are relieved that trade talks are looming into view. Or maybe the simplest explanation is the best – that they think May got a good deal.
And a Happy New Year too to all our readers.
Whatever you believe, there is force in the claim that truth sets you free. But this Christmas, as at other times, it comes with a cost.
The Government may find it easier to get into one than out of one – especially during a pre-election year.