Many ministers are indeed well-suited – but it feels as if this is a secondary consideration: just check their CVs, and ask if we might sometimes choose better.
Damian Hinds is Education Secretary, Esther McVey goes to Work and Pensions, Matt Hancock takes over at Culture, Media and Sport.
The new Deputy Chairman hails the “fantastic opportunity” to get the Party fighting fit.
The new Party Chairman becomes the first appointment of the reshuffle.
The course consistent with this site’s recommendations is to appoint a more junior Cabinet Office Minister.
She replies: “It is with deep regret, and enduring gratitude…that I asked you to resign and have accepted your resignation.”
The lessons I have learned: the future of the world, and of our country, is bright. And always take care when getting out of Black Hawk helicopters.
The Tory peer, and former MEP, will take on the job of shepherding the Withdrawal Bill through the House of Lords.
You would have to go back more than 20 years to find a time when fewer secretaries of state held northern constituencies.
Raab, Badenoch, Sunak, O’Brien, Eustice, Frazer and Tugendhat should all be more senior and more visible.
The complete team is now in place.
Placing every single decision in the hands of a tiny group is not a viable long-term strategy, but a recipe for total (nervous) breakdown.
And what else should be in the manifesto? Plus, rate ministers’ performance.
There is a handful of Ministers who unfortunately display two or three of these signs. They know who they are – and so does Theresa May.
Politics requires both action and explanation.