Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Reshuffle - say hello, wave goodbye

Bad news: Justine Greening becomes yet another Transport Secretary to last less than a year in the job. The average over several decades is 11 months in post. Now what for the appalling follies that are HS2 and Heathrow expansion?

Ken Clarke to have some sort of economic overview? A sinecure, maybe, but for this Euromaniac to have any sort of a role which could have an effect on our relations with the EU is fraught with danger.

Andrew Lansley goes from Health – both good and bad. Good because his alleged reforms are a fiasco, bad because after all that agonising Cameron plainly has no faith in them. Can we expect the whole thing to be ditched now?

Maria Miller gets to be Minister for Free Tickets. Lucky her. Also good news that she happens to be a woman. That’s how to get top jobs in this administration.

Caroline Spelman loses her job. Even being a woman couldn’t save her.

David Laws gets a Government job. Good news for anyone tempted to nick money from the taxpayer: Fraud pays.
What's the point of it all when George Osborne and Vince Cable stay put?


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