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Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:44 am

Who will live? Who will die? Who will be ignored? Who will be forgotten? Who didn't you realise was in the cabinet to begin with? Why is Theresa Villiers?

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Mike Patton wrote:"You overdo it sometimes. There I am, peeing on Axl Rose’s teleprompter." He looks rueful: "I didn’t really have to do that."

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:46 am

Some forecasts here from Politico:
Nicky Morgan is definitely out at DCMS, with Oliver Dowden tipped to replace her.

Alok Sharma is definitely promoted from DfID, with Anne-Marie Trevelyan tipped to replace him.

Geoffrey Cox is almost definitely out as attorney general, with Lucy Frazer tipped to replace him.

Theresa Villiers is very likely out at DEFRA, with Steve Barclay, George Eustice and Mark Spencer among those tipped to replace her.

Andrea Leadsom is very likely out at BEIS, with Alok Sharma tipped to replace her.

Julian Smith is seemingly in the balance at the Northern Ireland Office following this morning’s reports in the Times.

Thérèse Coffey is also in the balance, but probably staying at DWP.

Ben Wallace is probably staying at the MoD, despite heavy briefing against him.

Jacob Rees-Mogg is probably staying as leader of the Commons, after going into hiding since November.

Mark Spencer is very likely staying as chief whip, though has been angling for the environment job of late.

Liz Truss is almost definitely staying in the Cabinet, although it’s unclear if she remains at DIT.
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:51 am

Julian Smith is GONE!

https://twitter.com/JulianSmithUK/statu ... wsrc%5Etfw

He was fairly well respected as NI secretary, so that's an interesting one.
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:52 am

Chris Skidmore, Universities Minister and all round superhero, is GONE!

https://twitter.com/CSkidmoreUK/status/ ... wsrc%5Etfw
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by plodder » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:54 am

Wow, not Chris Skidmore.

I wonder if now-invisible but surely not for long ERG he-man Steve Baker will join his rightful place amongst the elite?

And I wonder if a ruddy faced squire with enormous estates will take over environment?

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:06 am

Esther McVey, the Only Tory In Liverpool, is GONE!

https://twitter.com/EstherMcVey1/status ... wsrc%5Etfw
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:07 am

Mike Patton wrote:"You overdo it sometimes. There I am, peeing on Axl Rose’s teleprompter." He looks rueful: "I didn’t really have to do that."

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by plodder » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:11 am

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:07 am
Andrea Leadsom, c.nt, is GONE!

https://twitter.com/andrealeadsom/statu ... wsrc%5Etfw
Good.

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by plodder » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:11 am

Cox has gone, apparently

eta with the world-famous attourney general's questions due to start in an hour! Who will attend!

Christ this is exciting.
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by plodder » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:12 am

George Freeman too! Oh my god.

He was, um....

transport minister! No buses and HS2 for him then!

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by plodder » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:18 am

plodder wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:11 am
Cox has gone, apparently

eta with the world-famous attourney general's questions due to start in an hour! Who will attend!

Christ this is exciting.
This just in - his deputy is taking questions!! Cox is nowhere to be seen, but he hasn't been on twitter yet!!! Is his phone flat???

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:38 am

Theresa Villiers, genuinely one of the most vacant and mystifying presences in cabinet in the last ten years (and that includes Chris Grayling), is GONE!


(Soz, the LIVE! nature of this got slightly delayed cos I had a meeting).
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:39 am

Nusrat Ghani, transport minister who I'd never heard of despite working in the transport sector, is GONE!

https://twitter.com/Nus_Ghani/status/12 ... wsrc%5Etfw

Although apparently might have a promotion of sorts to HS2 minister.
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by Rich Scopie » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:54 am

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:51 am
Julian Smith is GONE!

https://twitter.com/JulianSmithUK/statu ... wsrc%5Etfw

He was fairly well respected as NI secretary, so that's an interesting one.
Hmm - he was the Spectator's "Minister of the Year", about four weeks ago.

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2020/01/s ... e-winners/
It first was a rumour dismissed as a lie, but then came the evidence none could deny:
a double page spread in the Sunday Express — the Russians are running the DHSS!

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by Nero » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:56 am

Javid has resigned. Wonder why he was asked to sack his SPADs.

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by Blackcountryboy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:58 am

Sajid Javid resigned, according to Laura he was told to sack his advisors if he wanted to.keep the job. I assume if he had agreed Cummings would have been essentially Chancellor.

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by lpm » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:00 pm

Lawks.
I'll miss him after he's died in the pandemic

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:01 pm

Come on, people, stick to the format.

Sajid Javid, Blofeld, is GONE!

https://twitter.com/tnewtondunn/status/ ... wsrc%5Etfw
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:44 pm

Rishi Sunak, who likes licking bums, is IN! as chancellor.

https://twitter.com/10DowningStreet/sta ... wsrc%5Etfw
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by plodder » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:50 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Rishi Sunak, who likes licking bums, is IN! as chancellor.

https://twitter.com/10DowningStreet/sta ... wsrc%5Etfw
What? Who? Huh?

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:52 pm

He used to be the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Like Javid, he's usefully ethnic but has the more pleasing characteristic of having absolutely no opinions of his own.
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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by bjn » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:01 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:52 pm
He used to be the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Like Javid, he's usefully ethnic but has the more pleasing characteristic of having absolutely no opinions of his own.
We had a quick google at work and he turns out to be a PPE, hedge fund, merchant banker type. Bound to do wonders for the common folk of the UK.

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by plodder » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:09 pm

Quite the power grab by Cummings, this.

Good job we’ve got rid of those unelected Eurocrats.

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by JQH » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:22 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:38 am
Theresa Villiers, genuinely one of the most vacant and mystifying presences in cabinet in the last ten years (and that includes Chris Grayling), is GONE!


(Soz, the LIVE! nature of this got slightly delayed cos I had a meeting).
"A meeting" eh?

Are you in the Cabinet now?
And remember that if you botch the exit, the carnival of reaction may be coming to a town near you.

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Re: Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE!

Post by plodder » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:26 pm

Budget in 3 weeks then, presumably Cummings has already written it. This is going to be really interesting, Cummings is constantly talking about disruption and big ambitions and f.cking over the idle rich etc.

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