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Posts Tagged: Reshuffle
Hall becomes PPS to the Party Chairman; Cartlidge follows Hunt to the Foreign Office; Chalk appointed PPS to the Health Secretary.
Geoffrey Cox becomes Attorney General.
Henry Newman: May’s strategy is in crisis – continuing to exclude the Brexit Secretary from the process will only make that worse
Davis was not alone in being kept in the dark – ministers in various departments have been wrongly left out of Brexit planning done by their own civil servants.
Downing Street sends a not-very-subtle message in its choice of successors in the mini-reshuffle.
No clearer signal could be sent that the Haltemprice and Howden MP is out on his own. But the promotion will lose Raab some friends even as it delivers a new gain in status.
He was Theresa May’s PPS when she was Home Secretary, and has also been her PPS since she became Prime Minister.
WATCH: Javid’s Home Secretary TV debut. He says his priority is security. And that his urgent task is to sort Windrush.
His other priorities? Tackling crime, fighting terror and extremism, and dealing with illegal immigration. He is careful to praise Home Office staff.
The new Home Secretary won’t toe the Downing Street line as his predecessor did. His appointment is thus a sign of weakness at the top.
That’s four Cabinet Ministers gone in less than a year since the election – Michael Fallon, Priti Patel, Damian Green…and now the Home Secretary.
“I feel it necessary [to resign] because I inadvertently misled the Home Affairs Select Committee over targets for illegal immigration.”
We must find our identity in modern Britain; break away from obstructive stereotypes; source authentic leaders who connect with voters; become the party of opportunity; and never style ourselves as an alternative to “chaos”.
Trips abroad are notoriously dangerous for Prime Ministers. As discipline wobbles while May visits China, we look at who might be interested in rocking the boat.
Plus: Should May resign, and if so, when? Who should be the next Party Leader?
Hammond’s indiscipline shows why May should have moved him – and why she must stop dithering over Brexit
If making a final decision seemed too risky for the Prime Minister, her deliberate indecision has now proved even more dangerous.