We’ll continue to update this as the Prime Minister fills out the lower ranks of his government.
Posts Tagged: George Eustice MP
The key to promotion in this shuffle wasn’t primarily having backed Leave – it was supporting Johnson.
On almost every measure it offers a superior blueprint for leaving the EU than the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement.
Johnson is set to face an early general election. His Cabinet must be ruthlessly shaped to fight it – on a No Deal platform.
Its members must be signed up to leaving on October 31. Here’s a rough draft of what the top team might look like.
So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
Indicative Votes. Bercow selects four motions. All back either a Softer Brexit, a second referendum – or No Brexit at all.
That’s variously for a customs union; for a custom arrangement plus the Single Market; for a second referendum, and for staying in the EU.
Those for included Eustace, Fallon and Percy. Those against, Dowden, Quin and Skidmore.
If she fails again next Tuesday, she risks the legislature becoming, in effect, the executive – and seizing control of the Uk side of the negotiation.
He says it would be difficult and that there would be turbulence – but that plenty of preparation has been done.
The former Agriculture Minister spells out why he has resigned from the Government today over the possible planned delay to Brexit.
The logic of his position was that the UK was leaving by March 29th. It hasn’t changed. The Government’s has. So he’s gone.
“We must therefore have the courage, if necessary, to reclaim our freedom first and talk afterwards.” Eustice’s resignation – full text
“I fear that developments this week will lead to… the EU dictating the terms of any extension requested and the final humiliation of our country.”
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
Raab, Badenoch, Sunak, O’Brien, Eustice, Frazer and Tugendhat should all be more senior and more visible.