General Chat Thread, Cabinet Reshuffle Time! in General; Originally Posted by X-13
Against gay rights.
For EU integration.
Against EU referendum.
Against helping the disabled/ill.
And Jesus ...
15th July 2014, 11:01 AM #16
isnt that pretty much average tory though tbh cant tax bankers or the rich because they are people we know / user to be / will be when they get bored of politics/relateed to etc
Originally Posted by X-13
15th July 2014, 11:01 AM #17
She's a true blue Tory basically.
15th July 2014, 11:02 AM #18
Yeah... but I don't have to like it.
Originally Posted by sted
15th July 2014, 11:04 AM #19
Out with the clowns...in with the clowns
15th July 2014, 11:17 AM #20
I can't read the BBC article about Gove with a straight face. My mind is too dirty. Chief Whip. Dealing with cabinet discipline. Dirty, dirty mind.
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15th July 2014, 11:36 AM #21
Originally Posted by synaesthesia
I, for one, am surprised "Chief Whip" is a real position. I thought people were just giving his new position a sarcastic comedy name.
15th July 2014, 11:47 AM #22
It sounds like a Judge Dredd character to me...
Originally Posted by Garacesh
15th July 2014, 11:51 AM #23
Some one else who thinks they know better, will be willing to change everything to suit "their brilliant ideas" but nothing will change and Schools will be no better.
Originally Posted by CAM
I look forward to the next brilliant idea.....
15th July 2014, 12:23 PM #24
What I don't understand about cabinet ministers is that very few of them have ever had any experience in the area of which they have responsibility. They have romantic ideals about what they would like to see happening, but absolutely no understanding of what actually happens in real life.
Perhaps the next Speaker of the House, should be someone who has never worked in politics.
PS I've just put a notice about Gove on the staffroom board... and a big smile on our DH's face!
15th July 2014, 12:53 PM #25
Updated the first post with more information.
15th July 2014, 12:59 PM #26
Cabinet Reshuffle Time!
I'll call it. Better the devil we knew. I doubt this new one will be able to stand up to Gideon.
That said she does have treasury related experience outside of her headline job...
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15th July 2014, 01:08 PM #27
Quite. I find it odd how a Minister of Banana Skins one day is Defence Secretary the next day. I suppose they are talking heads, advised by people under them who know what they're talking about. Patterson was an oddball, as pointed out earlier he rejected the science on climate change - it may be apocryphal, but he refused to read any report that contained the phrase 'climate change'. I notice though, that he totally embraced medical science when he went for his eye operation. He didn't consult his postman or a florist for advice about his eye problem.
Originally Posted by StevieM
15th July 2014, 01:10 PM #28
I frequently (and loudly) proclaim this to anyone who'll listen - the education minister (for example) should be someone with trenches experience of the sector, who wants to do the job to improve that area of the public sector. Instead it's used as a post on a CV as every MP competes to become PM. No-one goes into politics to become the Health Minister anymore, they all want the top job, and every cabinet post is a step on that ladder.
Originally Posted by StevieM
The problem with insisting that cabinet members have experience of their sector is that politicians now don't have experience of anything. They're all career politicians now, instead of people who have retired and gone into politics to give something back. It's a shift that's been buoyed by the false assertion that young voters want young politicians, which (speaking for my own part, as a twenty-something voter) couldn't be further from the truth.
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15th July 2014, 01:12 PM #29
What a complete useless bunch they are.
The people who voted them in must be proud.
15th July 2014, 01:52 PM #30
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