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Posts Tagged: Reshuffle
Bim Afolami: After the reshuffle, back to the future – NHS queues, rising energy bills, and higher prices
For all the focus elsewhere, the most important domestic department for the next two years will be the Department of Health.
Johnson’s patronage is limited, and the makeup of the parliamentary Conservative Party necessitates keeping such MPs on side.
Government Reshuffle Live Blog. Wheeler back in the Whips Office. Griffith and Dines will be Johnson’s new PPS’s.
Rolling news, analysis and comment as the shuffle takes place this afternoon – and over the next few days.
Profile: Michael Gove – denied a great office of state once again. But given work on which Johnson’s future now depends.
Part of the charm of the new Housing Secretary is that one never quite knows what he is going to do next.
A number of ministers tipped for removal in the reshuffle were nowhere to be seen.
Among them are: what does he do about economic policy? Who runs Downing Street? And: what about the Home and Foreign Offices?
The most important quality for the next Secretary of State, I would have thought, is as a problem-solver/fire fighter.
Iain Dale: Perhaps one day I’ll get involved in an election again. In the meantime, here are my predictions for Super Thursday…
Plus: Starmer needs to bring Cooper and Benn into his top team. But will they even want the jobs?
The recent bias in Downing Street against putting the Work and Pensions Secretary up for press conferences and big media shows is inexplicable.
The short sharp shuffle. Sharma takes on COP26 full-time. Kwarteng steps up a rung to become Business Secretary.
This minimalist manoeuvre, carried out in graveyard news time, suggests that a bigger reshuffle has been postponed until the other side of the year.
Iain Dale: The social media companies claim that they aren’t publishers. But their ban on the President proves that they are.
Plus: Biden won fair and square, Trump’s allegations of fraud have been dismissed by the courts – and one can be a conservative and say so.
“You have to look at who’s doing the talking up,” says the Foreign Secretary, when asked about rumours regarding a possible Cabinet reshuffle.
We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.
Plus: There is speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle soon, but I hear otherwise…