Bringing up the rear of the reshuffle, former Tesco director Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe gets a job at BIS. A late appointment, the Daily Mail will doubtless be irked that the peer wasn’t available for their ‘Downing Street catwalk’ sexism fest. Neville-Rolfe isn’t so much ‘blue rinse’ as ‘blue streak’, sporting primary colours in her hair — currently a […]
Collective head scratching at how Iain Duncan Smith has managed to keep his job at DWP. Two theories are doing the rounds. First: his special adviser doing a Dom Jolly on a train back from a ministerial visit, telling the whole carriage that he’s moving … Note to SpAds: if you want to save your […]
Do the Conservative establishment Bow Group know something that the press doesn’t? The Tories’ oldest think tank have published a research paper predicated on the fact the DEFRA secretary’s demise: “In the forthcoming Cabinet reshuffle, Owen Paterson’s replacement with the DEFRA brief should move the language and policy of [bovine tuberculosis] on in a way that will […]
Scrapbook started the day with a game of Reshuffle Bingo – now, as Cameron’s reshuffled government takes shape, it’s time to see just how northern and working class his new team is. Let’s play Toff Trumps! Yours to cut out and keep…
Can anyone get a full house?
Tonight’s double resignation – with Cabinet Office minister Chloe Smith and deputy chief whip John Randall jumping within minutes of each other left the gagging bill rudderless and made a monday morning reshuffle look likely. But could it also signify a return to office for Andrew “Plebgate” Mitchell? Chloe Smith was in charge of the […]