May’s cosmetic Cabinet reshuffle could put even more warts on the face of Conservatism

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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  1. krazyklaws January 8, 2018 at 12:21 am - Reply

    If you crash the NHS, cost the country billions in bailouts for Fat Cat train billionaires, take money from the disabled and the sick, cost the government millions in compensation then you’ll be PROMOTED to Deputy Prime Minister or another senior cabinet role all for being a complete failure at your previous role.

    Welcome to the world of Failing Upwards, where those incompetent to run government departments get promotion to more senior roles to keep the heat off you and your failing policies.

  2. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl) January 8, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Theresa May will stay in power until the very last moment until she is kicked out.

  3. NMac January 8, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Nasty corrupt people replace nasty corrupt people.

  4. aunty1960 January 8, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    THERESA MAY IS A WART, or is that too easy to say. Hammond and Hunt are Hineys and Boris is a Carbuncle on the Bum.Gove is the Pimple of the Conservative Party all smooth puss. This is too easy.

  5. Justin January 10, 2018 at 4:40 am - Reply

    it is easy to regenerate the tory party, pop down to a EX BHS store pick up a few mannequins, there you go, cheap, easy, replaceable and they won’t answer you back, as for the choice for dwp, well it is id’s clone and one of that clone of family should be held accountable for there policies, time to start making ministerial responsibility a criminal offence not a privilege

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