According to the media, Jeremy Corbyn is about to reshuffle his shadow cabinet to crack down on public dissent…

Jeremy Corbyn is ready to offer the shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn, a move to another shadow cabinet post in what is likely to be an imminent, high-risk reshuffle aimed at ensuring that his top team speaks with one voice on foreign and defence matters, the Observer understands.

The Labour leader may make a series of highly controversial changes within days that could also include a switch for defence spokeswoman Maria Eagle.

The reshuffle – while not finalised, and with no date yet set – is being planned principally as a way to avoid the Labour leader publicly voicing opposing views to members of his shadow team on their specific briefs.

Corbyn believes that the party is remarkably united on most domestic issues, including economic policy, and that it now has to present a similar front on foreign affairs and defence in votes on key issues such as Trident in the coming months.

Source: Corbyn poised to move Hilary Benn in high-stakes reshuffle | Politics | The Guardian

… Or is he?

It looks as though this is still up in the air.

If it hasn’t happened by the end of the week, This Blog is betting that it won’t.

Shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher has rejected claims Jeremy Corbyn is to carry out a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet to clear out dissenting voices.

Rumours of reshuffles “swirl around in politics” in all parties – but “over-enthusiastic aides” and ambitious MPs were often the source, he said.

He said removing critics from his front bench would be “inconsistent” with Mr Corbyn’s pledge to allow more debate.

Source: MP Michael Dugher rejects Jeremy Corbyn reshuffle claims – BBC News

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