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Morning all.

Swimming with Y5 done and come back to this piece of news:

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I wish my successor the very best & every success

I’m very grateful to the Prime Minister for having given me the opportunity to serve in his government & he will continue to have my support from the back benches

9:52 AM - 13 Feb 2020


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb, 2020 11:41 am 
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But this sacking is very odd.

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Five weeks after co-brokering the deal to restore power-sharing, @JulianSmithUK, the most effective Northern Ireland Secretary for years has been sacked. Go figure. #Reshuffle

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Javid has resigned.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb, 2020 11:55 am 
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re above

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Wow. Does show that he has some integrity.

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The prime minister said he had to fire all his special advisers and replace them with Number 10 special advisers to make it one team.
The chancellor said no self-respecting minister would accept those terms.


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According to Sky News, Rishi Sunak, the chief secretary to the Treasury, is expected to be appointed chancellor.
And there will be a joint pool of advisers serving No 10 and No 11, Sky reports.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb, 2020 12:09 pm 
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"no self-respecting minister would accept those terms"
"Ooh! Ooh! Pick me sir! I'll do it and be Dom's puppet!

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Which UK Chancellor of the Exchequer never delivered a budget?

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb, 2020 12:24 pm 
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I believe the previous holder of that record was Iain Macleod, and that's because he died unexpectedly weeks after the 1970 GE.


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb, 2020 2:00 pm 
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The Americans will be pleased...

Liz Truss remains as international trade secretary.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb, 2020 2:39 pm 
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From the FT via AS

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Sajid Javid quit rather than be told he had to sack his aides and submit to Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson’s chief strategist, taking control of financial policy via a joint team of advisers. At that point most prime ministers would have concluded that this was not a big enough issue over which to lose an already compliant chancellor. Mr Johnson decided otherwise. It is an astonishing decision; a chaotic, unnecessary and damaging outcome for the government ...


Good job we're not still in the EU and subjected to rule by unelected bureaucrats eh?

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Interesting point made that none of the Britannia Unchained gang are now in economic ministerial roles.


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Interesting point made that none of the Britannia Unchained gang are now in economic ministerial roles.



Yes, but Priti Patel is still in control of the mood music.


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Interesting point made that none of the Britannia Unchained gang are now in economic ministerial roles.
Patel is still in there


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Home Secretary, though?

But point taken.


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Expect a few anagrams today if I get time ;-)

#Reshuffle


You may want to take care when you come to the new Chancellor.

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Crushed raisin husk will be on a budget (5,5).


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This line from Wikipedia about the new Chancellor sums it up for me. He
"was also a director of investment firm Catamaran Ventures"


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Crazy madman Gillian is the new Conservative Chairwoman and Minister without Portfolio (6,7).


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Pfy is being exceptionally good.


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New Universities Minister strangely channeled Mollie (8,7).


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You got me..had to look her up.


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New Universities Minister strangely channeled Mollie (8,7).

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Geoffrey Cox replaced by Suella "cultural Marxism" Braverman - can't see any problems with that at all.


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Peter Smith on the question of why Julian Smith was sacked - a good and important read

https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/12 ... 0617622528

Smith is one of the last remaining reasons why the Telegraph could be considered anything other than a right wing comic - and according to his Twitter bio, he's off to the FT.

I can't say I blame him...

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