Cabinet Reshuffle

Downgrading the Care Minister's Role is Bad News for Social Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Politics
Jane Ashcroft

Theresa May and David Mowat, the Parliamentary Under-secretary responsible for care, have the chance to turn social care around and help those in need of care to lead the best lives possible; I hope it's a challenge they address as the lack of adequate social care funding is an issue which cannot be ignored any longer.

May's Brexit Cabinet: A Dangerous Shift to the Right

Tom Brake | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

We must be scared of the direction Mrs May is taking us in. I fear that rather than a move back to the centre, we are being edged towards the right and with the Labour Opposition in disarray, there will be no real counter to this party for the next four years. Without real opposition, the Tories will undoubtedly bulldoze even more of the welfare state and push the NHS to breaking point.

When Downing Street Idealism Meets Daily Reality

Grant Shapps | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Grant Shapps

Every administration comes to power with shiny new ideas and plenty of healthy idealism. The abiding challenge for the new Prime Minister's team, led by the very capable Chiefs of Staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, will be to find the right balance between focussing on the big stuff, without allowing the new PM and government to appear too diffident about the daily media hubbub.

Theresa May's Cabinet In Profile: Who The F*ck Are These People?

Paddy Duffy | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Political developments of late left what remains of your brain spinning? Wishing you had signed up for Mars One when you had the chance? Wondering who...

Labour Party Must Leave Behind Internal War of Attrition and Start Talking to Voters

Ali Reza Naraghi | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ali Reza Naraghi

Labour MPs can speak to all these issues, provided they can sit together in the same room for long enough to construct a cohesive message. Labour has a chance to present itself as a credible and cohesive opposition that can speak to the aspirations and spirit of British society; it has to formulate an inspiring alternative fitting to Britain's character and true to Labour values.

Understanding the New Cabinet - In Football Terms

Abbas Farshori | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abbas Farshori

So, David Cameron finally has the chance to form his Cabinet on his terms, with the first this country has seen since John Major. Who's in? Who's made the cut? Who's function is what? The best way to illustrate a part of what we may expect in the coming years is observed below, with explanation following the 2014 transfer season and squad reshuffle. Think of it as a political gameplan. The Tory line-up 2015. Or my favourite; Crosby's Babes.

David Cameron's Cabinet Is Unveiled (With Apologies To Avengers Fans)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Comedy

It's the latest can't-avoid movie. It's... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider and David Beresford)...

Herod Appointed Secretary Of State For Children In Cabinet Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Comedy

JUDEA - Herod has been appointed Secretary of State for Children in the latest Cabinet reshuffle in the Toryean kingdom. Other notable appointments...

Grant Shapps' New Job Delights His Critics

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics

Grant Shapps has been made international development minister in the Cabinet reshuffle, a move that has confounded his supporters and delighted his cr...

Dave Sacked The Guy Who Was Meant To Save The NHS From Privatisation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron no longer has a cabinet minister responsible for the controversial trade deal that critics fear could open up the NHS to "irreversible" ...

Juncker's 'Women Problem' - And How to Solve It

Giles Goodall | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The current nine female commissioners have called for 10 or more women in the new team, while Juncker himself called gender balance 'a political must'. With 37% women among its own ranks, the European Parliament will be in no mind for compromise.

Think Cameron Promoted Women For Show? You're Not Alone...

PA | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics

The majority of people think David Cameron promoted women in his ministerial reshuffle for "presentational reasons", with less than a quarter believin...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Comedy

As this week draws to a close, the news has, of course, been distinctly unamusing... I have lost control of the situation.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) ...

Bishops and Pawns, Keiretsu Style

Niamh Corbett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Niamh Corbett

The Church of England once used to be described as the Conservative party at prayer. It's been a week where both institutions have made welcome strides towards equality, whether long overdue or not. Elizabeth and Emmeline would be proud.

Downing Street Catwalk May Be 'Heinously Sexist' But It Will Inspire Young Girls To Get Into Politics

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Watching glamorous women walk into No. 10 will inspire a new generation of girls - from all backgrounds - to get into politics, Esther McVey said. And, as a girl from a less well-off background, I'm inclined to agree. Because this isn't solely a gender issue, but a class issue.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 18 July 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

In fairness, it is the silly season, so it's inevitable that such whimsy will make its way into the headlines. I mean, it's not like there have been any countries out there unleashing Operation Disproportionate Force for the umpteenth time on a piece of land a fifth the size of London...

That Horribly Sexist Daily Mail Cabinet Reshuffle Spread: We Redress The Balance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you hate the Daily Mail's 'Downing Street Catwalk' of female politicians? You might prefer this version... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by D...

Nick Clegg Has Perfect Response To 'Sexist' Daily Mail Reshuffle Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Nick Clegg has won the internet for the day. For once, the deputy prime minister has come out of a negative situation triumphantly, presenting the...

What The Daily Mail Is Really Saying When It Writes About Female Politicians' Clothing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Thanks to @TechnicallyRon for the explanation... SEE ALSO: Daily Mail Slammed For 'Heinously Sexist' Reshuffle Spread The Funniest Twitter Reacti...

Do the Skeleton Shuffle...

Caragh Little | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Caragh Little

The skeletons in my closet have been going through a bit of a reshuffle too. It's all the rage. With cries of rage and anguish from those who think that teachers do nothing anyway, schools have reached the summer break and there's time for clearing out the closets and tidying the loft.

Esther McVey Defends 'Demeaning' Daily Mail, Paper's Own Staff Are Appalled

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Esther McVey has revealed she isn't fussed about the Daily Mail's fashion critique of the new "girls" on the Downing Street "catwalk," even though the...

6 Ways Cameron's 'Rise Of The Women' Is A Damp Squib

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's reshuffle this week aimed to sort out the Tories' "women problem" once and for all, with the "pale, male and stale" ministers shown th...

Person Who Was Once A School Child Becomes Education Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

A person who went to school has been put in charge of the country's education policies. The person - who worked as a lawyer before becoming an MP j...

Sky's Adam Boulton Swallows A Fly Live On Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Altogether now: "There was an old-ish man/Who swallowed a fly I don't know why/He swallowed a fly Perhaps he'll die? Live on air. But hopefu...

Charlotte Meredith

'Heinously Sexist' Daily Mail Travels Back To 1950s With 'Thigh-Flashing' Reshuffle Coverage | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Esther McVey Defends 'Demeaning' Daily Mail, Paper's Own Staff Are Appalled You may have spotted some breaking news from the Daily Mail thi...