And Dorries moves up a rank at the Department of Health to become a Minister of State.
Posts Tagged: Reshuffle
The Health Secretary’s defence of his department’s pro-lockdown stance has made him a target for those who want it eased.
Crosbie goes to the Health Department. Lewer to the Home Office. Allan to the Leader of the House of Commons.
WATCH: Javid’s resignation statement. Changes to the Treasury “would not have been in the national interest”
“Conservatives particularly believe that no particular person, or even a government, has a monopoly on the best ideas”, the former Chancellor tells the House.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
“Javid has already seen one SpAd fired. The Prime Minister may push to dismiss at least two more…which he would resist. This one may not end well.”
Latest ministerial appointments: Badenoch, Ford, Malthouse, and Whittingdale amongst those taking up new posts
The Prime Minister has also chosen not to tinker with the whips, in contrast to the habit of both his predecessors.
David Gauke: Javid, Smith, Cox. Three fine Ministers fired – so that Number Ten could take back even more control.
But is a system of government whereby all power is concentrated in Downing Street likely to result in that power being well used?
Having “got Brexit done”, this is the team the Prime Minister wants beside him to push forward his domestic agenda.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Chris Pincher, the new appointee, must stay in the post for the rest of this Parliament. It’s the only way that a strategy can be implemented properly.
WATCH: The former Chancellor emerges to make his case. “I don’t believe any self-respecting Minister would accept such conditions”
The former Chancellor says that he had no option but to resign – given demands from Johnson that all his SpAds be removed.
If she wants to sound off, fine. But Johnson brought her back, and she then resigned – claiming he didn’t want a Brexit deal. Why should he heed her now?
Iain Dale: My reshuffle predictions. The Prime Minister believes he has delivered for his supporters – and now owes them nothing.
Plus: A sofa, two dogs, no cup of tea – and my Brexit evening. And: the pre-eminence of Policy Exchange.
Plus: The landslide that few dared to predict. How I once tried to become Monmouth’s MP. And: Happy Christmas to all my readers