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Cabinet reshuffle, but how shuffley will it be?

September 3, 2012
English: Michael Gove speaking at the Conserva...

English: Michael Gove speaking at the Conservative Party “Big Society” policy launch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A new parliamentary term is upon us with big named MPs flooding back to Westminster. For me The Andrew Marr show coming back on my screen each Sunday morning is the tell tale sign for all of this all getting back into full force.

The cabinet reshuffle could come as early as tomorrow and at this moment in time there is no clue where or who it will be!

It seems unlikely that any of the big three will be moved – May, Osborne and Hague. In my opinion Hague should stay as Foreign Secretary however Osborne should be moved! Even replaced with Hague if need be. Osborne as a Chancellor is clearly not trusted and he should be replaced with someone with a bit more fight in him, although Osborne will probably stay.

One person that I think might be moved is Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, I’m not sure why but I think he has come across as largely tame to the media and not really standing out.

I would love to see Michael Gove go and be replaced by someone with half a brain cell! The education shambles after shambles …Tuition fees, EMA, free schools that don’t work and English examination hiccups, need I say more.

Another member who has had a pretty ugly looking position so far is Andrew Lansley (Mr health secretary) whom most who favour the NHS have come to dislike. He needs to be replaced with someone who appeals to the public and doesnt come across as simply another posh boy, but bless him, he did try his hardest to control damage after the media decided he was their new punchbag earlier in the year. Speaking at the NHS Confederation Annual confe...

It will be interesting if any Conservative held roles are replaced with LibDems, however this seems unlikely as the Tory right would most likely hang and skewer Cameron there and then.

One thing though – I do hope more women end up in the cabinet – strong women, though from past experiences both Conservative and LibDem strong women tend to get on the wrong side of Cameron in one way or another so we’ll all have to wait eagerly to see how that turns out.

What strategy and decision will Cameron take and what direction will policy be dragged into?

Till this highly anticipated reshuffle (by about possibly less than 30% of the population),

we wait!

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  1. September 7, 2012 6:52 pm

    Fairly shuffley.

    I wasn’t too keen on the cabinet before, doubt I’ll change my mind. Jeremy Hunt in charge of the NHS, a ‘known climate change sceptic’ (according to the financial times anyway) in charge of the environment, still just 5 women out of 31 cabinet members, and Eric Pickles keeping his job, pretty awful result.

    At least there’s only a few more years of Tory government left (hopefully :P)

    • September 12, 2012 11:17 am

      Part of me was just hoping for Cameron to have had a few too many glasses of port and the announcement the next day to be –

      Michael Gove gone, George Osborne gone, Lansley gone and finally – David Cameron, gone!

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