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Will Theresa May rid herself of some of the worst drabs in her cabinet? No. She doesn’t have the authority.

Theresa May really is living in a fantasy world.

Look at this:

Theresa May has said she intends to remain as prime minister for “as long as people want me”, as she confirmed she was about to conduct a government reshuffle.

Justine Greening, the education secretary, is tipped to be the most prominent casualty in the shake-up, which is expected to start on Monday.

A government reshuffle has been pending since Damian Green was effectively sacked as first secretary of state and Cabinet Office minister before Christmas for not telling the truth about pornography being found on his office computer during a police raid in 2008.

However, May has decided not to do only the minimum required to replace a departing minister, as she did after Sir Michael Fallon and Priti Patel quit the cabinet in the autumn, but to embark on a full-scale reshuffle intended to refresh the government with new talent.

If Theresa May wants to stay as long as people want her, she should go now; she has already long outstayed her welcome.

As for her aim to “refresh the government with new talent” – fat chance!

She’s ditching Justine Greening for causing the Toby Young controversy.

And it seems she wants to make Guildford MP Anne Milton the new Health Secretary – Anne Milton, whose husband Graham Henderson has connections with Virgin Care, a private health company.

Conflict of interest?

Read more here.

And what of Jeremy Hunt, the current Health Secretary?

Mrs May intends to reward him for causing the current NHS winter crisis by promoting him to First Secretary and de facto deputy prime minister, by all accounts.

And he’s no stranger to conflict of interests, either!

Look at this:

There’s also this:

So swapping him for Ms Milton won’t change anything. Here’s why:

And what do we really need?

Will we get it?

I say again: Fat chance!


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