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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01 ... reshuffle/

A cabinet minister for "no deal"

Hmmm....


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A good take on Toby Young, who should never have been appointed

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No heating, school closed to kids but not us. The hunt for heaters is on...

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A good take on Toby Young, who should never have been appointed

https://twitter.com/Daniel_Sugarman/sta ... 6013655040


If you read some of the pieces around the time of his appointment, before it occurred to people that he might have a bit of a past, it was suggested that whilst the Office for Students is supposed to be there to protect the interests of students in HE, it also had a role in 'protecting free speech on campus' - he still seems an ideal candidate if what the government is after is somebody to make sure that the fees students pay to be there are used to fund speakers who will attack their right to be there because of who they are. It's a bit like the problem with the Worboys case being that the probation board were doing their job, not that they weren't.

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Apart from the picture of a naked Toby, Zelo Street (Saturday) was good.
Press Turns On Toby Young
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/07/theresa-may-set-appoint-cabinet-minister-no-deal-reshuffle/

A cabinet minister for "no deal"

Hmmm....

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EXC: James Brokenshire has resigned from the Cabinet. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5292321/n ... overnment/
11:21 AM - Jan 8, 2018

THE NORTHERN Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has resigned and will be leaving Government, The Sun understands. More to follow
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Re James Brokenshire - Sky News is reporting that his resignation is because of health reasons.


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I see the reshuffle is going well.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jan, 2018 11:57 am 
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adam wrote:
I see the reshuffle is going well.


Yes - they've already swung into Kelly's Heroes bridge mode.


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Looks like it's Brandon Lewis for Party Chair. (Sky News)


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Looks like it's Brandon Lewis for Party Chair. (Sky News)

Yes but they'd already Tweeted it was going to be Grayling :lol: :lol: :lol:

It's the panto reshuffle.

Chris Grayling is Chairman!

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Amusing-sorry about the source.... https://twitter.com/DPJHodges/status/950338889541214208


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I'm most disappointed.

I thought Chris Grayling was the ideal candidate to fail to get the Tories re-elected. Knew it was too good to be true.

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Re James Brokenshire - Sky News is reporting that his resignation is because of health reasons.


But it comes at a rather awkward time nonetheless.


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We’ve got two urgent questions in the Commons this afternoon.


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Two UQs granted from 3.30. 1. @JonAshworth to ask @Jeremy_Hunt to make a statement on the NHS Winter Crisis. 2. @DawnButlerBrent to ask @JustineGreening about the appointment of Toby Young to the OfS.

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But we don’t know if Jeremy Hunt or Justine Greening will still be in post this afternoon. Both UQs may well be answered by junior ministers ...

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I expect it will be the same flannel whoever responds.


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Re James Brokenshire - Sky News is reporting that his resignation is because of health reasons.


But it comes at a rather awkward time nonetheless.

He's proper poorly by the sound of it.

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Re James Brokenshire - Sky News is reporting that his resignation is because of health reasons.


But it comes at a rather awkward time nonetheless.

He's proper poorly by the sound of it.


Yeah, already tasteful speculation about a by-election in some quarters :roll:


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No heating, school closed to kids but not us. The hunt for heaters is on...

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Reshuffle chaos latest: after Chris Grayling error, No 10 tweets that Brandon Lewis is new party chair, then deletes and tweets again after they spell "minister without portfolio" as "porfolio"
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So they did keep on whoever was responsible for the Conservative Party Conference signage. I wondered what might happen to them . . .



Edited for a "P". So to speak . . .


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Tories down to a t


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Tories down to a t

Brilliant!


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I remember the ridiculous fuss when Ed Miliband once mis-spelled a tweet. That is the least of the government's problems!


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And here is my colleague John Crace on Sajid Javid’s new title.

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The reshuffle is now going so badly the govt has had to resort to reshuffling the name of Sajid Javid's department #reshuffle
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Oh, well. That's Social Care completely abolished, then.


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Oh, well. That's Social Care completely abolished, then.


Sorry, what?


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Oh, well. That's Social Care completely abolished, then.


Sorry, what?



Rhyming slang has now got it in his job title, although I have a feeling he may already have had some responsibility for it - hence its pitiful state


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I've lost the tweet now, but it said 'as if getting old wasn't scary enough already'. Yes.

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Stand by for both Health AND Social Care to get the "clueless blinking at the camera" treatment, while people die on hospital trolleys AND as they wait for care homes.

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May going out of her way to make the NHS crisis worse, imo.

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Gauke to Justice, so brace for DWP.

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Oh, well. That's Social Care completely abolished, then.


Sorry, what?



Rhyming slang has now got it in his job title, although I have a feeling he may already have had some responsibility for it - hence its pitiful state


Yes, its little more than a renaming (of the deckchairs) AFAICS.

I have just seen that Greg Clark is staying where he is btw, so that's one that "Shippers" got wrong.


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I assume everyone's gone off for a lie-down, on account of the excitement engendered by the "reshuffle".




Edited to add an "e"


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I assume everyone's gone off for a lie-down, on account of the excitement engendered by the "reshuffle".
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I made stew & cleaned the kitchen
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Now more vice chairmen (their terminology ) than Libdem MP's


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So we still don't know about Education or about Gove

Am I right to be worried?


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