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Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Feb 13, 2020.
What's going on?
Night of the long knives?
That Sunak bloke is a lying slimeball, if you have had the misfortune to see him interviewed. I didn't even know McVey was there as she is only interested in herself.
Yes - but he's resigned, not been sacked.
"Government is a big place but there is only so much room for so many egos" Political Editor for The Sunday Times
that there was only room for Sajid Javid or Dominic Cummings in the government
Chief Political Correspondent
Yesterday we were all thinking this reshuffle could be a bit on the boring side - it hasn't turned out like that.
Sajid Javid partly resigned in loyalty to his advisers but it is about power as well.
Number 10 wanted to control the message and Sajid Javid realised this was taking away his influence.
In his place is Rishi Sunak - this is a meteoric rise for him.
He has a lot of work to do because we are only four weeks away from a budget.
I believe Sajid Javid recently had his EU., trade negotiating strategy leaked. Might be a cause?
Should fit in very well within the Westminster bubble.
Javid was told that he could stay on if he sacked all of his SpAds - he refused. Sounds very much like Dominic Cummings is behind it all.
It's pretty clear now that the real PM is Cummings and Johnson is just his Deputy
Anyone who remembers Yes Minister knows that the country is run by civil servants rather than politicians.
Would this be the same Rushi Sunak who claimed "It’s worth pointing out that the EU is pretty much the only place in the world that doesn’t use freeports, for example there are over 200 in the US" despite the fact there are 82 freeports in the EU?
Cummings replaces one token ethnic minority cabinet member with another... Johnson gets Javid to resign to make it look voluntary.
Baldrick named Minister for Cunning Plans
Damn! No more old jokes about boiled eggs.
I don't recall political advisers having this much power in a government since the days of Peter Mandelson, and even then he would have been powerless to remove Gordon Brown.
That was a bit different though. Mandelson was an elected MP before Blair even became leader, continued as an MP and served in Blair's Cabinet as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and later for N Ireland. Cabinet Ministers are supposed to be quite powerful and give the PM their political advice, aren't they?