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Post by canada12 on 15.07.14 0:05

I don't know anything about UK politics, but if "resignations" on that scale happened in Canadian Parliament, it would signify something very very major about to hit the fan in the hallowed halls of government as well as the public press. This would signify that these politicians knew about controversial details that were about to be made public - details which would have led to their dismissal, if not the downfall of the government.

This to me looks like complete damage control by the ministers involved as well as their bosses.

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Post by Angelique on 15.07.14 0:08

Pensions intact as well I suppose?

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Post by mouse on 15.07.14 1:13

IMO - it is down to lack of women on the front bench/part child abuse inquiry. BTW - I don't think decent hard working male ministers should lose their jobs purely due to the lack of women. Best Peeps should get the job whatever sex.

Putting these two hot potatoes together though (today women bishops -they say yest!!!) - The pants are on full panic mode!

Oh and IDS - they'd all love to have a reason to get rid of him. Don't know what he knows - but he's managing to cling on so far by his finger nails.

On the the positive though - good to hear Owen Paterson - Environment Minister - aka Badger Executioner has gone! Hooray!!!!!!! A  few of our Black & White furry friends had a party tonight. And many in the West Country will be cheered too - his overseeing of the floods was disgraceful.

BTW - See Guido Fawkes site for a full run-down of the government cull!

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Post by BlondSurfer on 15.07.14 3:52

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candyfloss wrote:23:24:
Downing Street says David Cameron has accepted the resignations of the following ministers: Ken Clarke, David Willetts, Alan Duncan, Hugh Robertson, Sir George Young, Andrew Robathan and Greg Barker.

Ian Duncan Smith's not there  sad 

Scameron would'nt get rid of him he's making the "poor poorer" and the "rich richer"
He does'nt pay bedroom tax on the 5 bedrooms he does'nt use either.
He is working class as well,another one that is ashamed of his background,just like the one that got into power 35 years ago.

He's a parasite.

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Post by sharonl on 15.07.14 7:20

Reshuffle: William Hague quits as a dozen ministers axed
William Hague stands down as Foreign Secretary as David Cameron ousts a dozen older male ministers in major reshuffle


Former Foreign Secretary William Hague arriving in Downing Street  Photo: Getty Images


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William Hague has stood down as David Cameron mounts a “cull of the middle-aged white men” in his biggest reshuffle since becoming Prime Minister.
Mr Cameron fired the starting gun for the general election by sacking or moving at least six Cabinet members to make way for a series of young women, who will be promoted on Tuesday.
Mr Hague said he was quitting as Foreign Secretary with immediate effect, saying there is a “need for renewal” in the Government.
 

 
 
He will become Leader of the House of Commons, replacing Andrew Lansley.
Mr Hague will not be replaced by George Osborne, the Chancellor, it is understood.
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Candidates to replace him are thought to include Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, Sajid Javid, the Culture Secretary, Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary and Theresa May, the Home Secretary.
Tonight government sources suggested that Sir Bob Kerslake, the head of the Home Civil Service, had been removed from his post.
High-profile sackings this afternoon included Ken Clarke, the former minister without portfolio, Dominic Grieve as Attorney General and David Willetts, the universities minister.
Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary, was sacked by Mr Cameron despite a last ditch attempt by his allies to keep him in post.
The Prime Minister will on Tuesday promote as many as 12 women to his Cabinet and the lower ministerial ranks. The average age of those sacked was around 60.
Mr Cameron has in recent years been damaged by claims he has a “women problem” and that he has surrounded himself by “privileged men”.
He wants to create a younger Cabinet that will appeal to female voters ahead of the general election.
Esther McVey, the former GMTV presenter from Liverpool, and Liz Truss are expected to be promoted to the Cabinet.
Mr Hague, the former Conservative Party leader, will return to the Conservative backbenches before stepping down as an MP at the election.
“By the time of the General Election next year, I will have served 26 years in the House of Commons and it will be 20 years since I first joined the Cabinet,” Mr Hague said.
“In government there is a balance to strike between experience on the one hand and the need for renewal on the other, and I informed the Prime Minister last summer that I would not be a candidate at the next General Election.”
The Prime Minister paid tribute to Mr Hague tonight.
He said: “William Hague has been one of the leading lights of the Conservative Party for a generation, leading the party and serving in two cabinets. Not only has he been a first class Foreign Secretary – he has also been a close confidant, a wise counsellor and a great friend.”
The Prime Minister has in the past been reluctant to make major changes to his senior team since the formation of the Coalition.
However, in a sign of his desire to create a team that will win the Conservatives a majority in May’s general election, he yesterday embarked on a series of significant changes.
There was also a massive shake-up in the middle ranks of Government, with ministers including Alan Duncan in the international development department and Nick Hurd, the minister for civil society, departing.
Mr Willetts was sacked and immediately confirmed that he will step down as an MP.
Damian Green, the well-regarded policing minister, was another shock departure.
The reshuffle began at 4.40pm, ten minutes after he walked into his office in the House of Commons alongside Ed Llewellyn, his Chief of Staff.
David Jones, sacked as Welsh minister, was the first to arrive in the office.
After a brief conversation with the Prime Minister he left looking “ashen faced”, according to witnesses.
A succession of ministers began arriving and then departing after brief conversations with the Prime Minister.
Mr Paterson was also seen leaving Mr Cameron’s office. Asked if he had news of the reshuffle, he said only: "Busy day at Defra."
After leaving Mr Cameron’s office, Mr Willetts told The Telegraph that he intends to step down as an MP at the next election and that he enjoyed four years as a minister.
“I had a great time, and it’s been a great privilege,” Mr Willetts said later.
He added that he had enjoyed a "relaxed and friendly" conversation with Mr Cameron.
Later, Michael Gove, the education secretary, was seen entering close to Mr Cameron's office, prompting speculation that he will be moved.
Mr Clarke’s resigned shortly after being informed that he was now surplus to requirements.
Mr Clarke, who was first elected to Parliament in 1970 and was first appointed as a minister in 1972, is a popular figure in the party but had angered senior Conservatives by making a series of pro-European Union comments.
He has previously served as Chancellor and Justice Secretary.
In a letter to the Prime Minister announcing his retirement from the Government, Mr Clarke said: “I have just celebrated my 74th birthday and I have been doing red boxes at night for a high proportion of my adult life.
“There are plenty of other able people who could take on the work that I was doing in Government and I think the time has come to return to being a veteran back bencher.”
He warned the Prime Minister against any complacency over the economy, adding: “I believe that we have saved the country from economic disaster, although we have a long way to go before we have the modern, healthy and competitive economy that the next generation needs.”
And in a clear swipe at Mr Cameron over his policies on the European Union, Mr Clarke added: “My belief in Britain's membership of the European Union remains as firm as ever and I think the political and economic case is made even stronger in today's globalised economy and dangerously disturbed world.
“We must not diminish Britain's ability to influence events in the next few decades. I know that you are quite determined to have a referendum on the subject, in which I will be campaigning vigorously for a vote to keep us in the Union.”
Oliver Heald also lost his job as solicitor general and Greg Barker quit as energy minister.
Mr Barker said that he would be leaving politics to work in the private sector.
Mr Grieve’s sacking is thought to be linked to his support for the European Court of Human Rights.
It paves the way for a Conservative Government to leave the court after the next election.
One Tory MP last night forecast anger among longer serving backbenchers because they were the biggest victims in the reshuffle.
He said: “The pre-2010 intake are being shot.”
Mr Cameron will this morning start informing the MPs he is promoting to the Government.
It is expected that Priti Patel, a member of the Downing Street policy board, could be promoted alongside Amber Rudd, Harriett Baldwin and Penny Mordaunt, who earlier this year appeared on reality television programme Splash!
Many of those tipped for promotion are considered to be close allies of Mr Osborne, leading to renewed speculation that he is building a power-base at the heart of Government ahead of a future leadership bid.
Liam Fox, the former Defence Secretary, has also been tipped to return to the Cabinet.
Reshuffle in full
Reshuffled
William Hague, Foreign Secretary, to Leader of the Commons
Out
Andrew Lansley, Leader of the Commons

Ken Clarke, Cabinet minister without portfolio

Dominic Grieve, Attorney General

David Jones, Welsh secretary,

David Willetts, Universities Minister

Damien Green, Police minister

Alan Duncan, International development minister

Andrew Robathan, Northern Ireland minister
Nick Hurd, civil society minister
Stephen Hammond, rail minister
Oliver Heald, Solicitor General

Hugh Robertson, Foreign Office minister

Greg Barker, energy minister

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Post by inspirespirit on 15.07.14 7:33

Would it not be good news if Esther McVey becomes part of the cabinet?   She did after all, leave the Madeleine Fund and remove everything to do with Madeleine off her blog/website.  This must surely mean a disagreement of some sort... and why would that be?

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Post by aquila on 15.07.14 7:44

Labour's campaign song 'things can only get better' was an emetic.

The new Tory shite can only mean....wait for it....'here come the girls'. Bring in the girls dudes and let the Party rock, let's bring in the good lookers, the ones who will let the nation know that there are good looking  mothers who care about paedophilia in the ranks...yeah man, let's get down wiv de kids....let's show that the Tory Party is all about living wiv de kids.

Sorry, I'm just too cynical. Here is the Tory Party's excuse for the mass sacking of people who are not helpful in the pseudo search for paedophiles in Westminster - and I have only ever voted Tory (oh what a fool am I - that's another song). What the Conservatives are now doing is disgusting, and especially as Butler-Sloss has been forced to reconsider her position.

Jeez, Westminster is one screwed up place Dave.

Here's Dave's new musical message to get down wiv de voters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVuRNylAj4c

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Post by Smokeandmirrors on 15.07.14 7:54

I think this all makes sense really. As this Westminster pedophile ring is on the brink of erupting, and it being pretty likely that among the expose are names presently engaged in the activity itself or a cover up, you'd expect people to bail. Either they don't want to be caught with their trousers down or can't face the prospect of Inquiries that drag on for years and years.

Also the British people are pretty passive when it comes to protesting about corruption and general dissatisfaction with the powers that be, compared to other Nationalities, but when a light is shone on how dirty the rabble running this country actually are, I can foresee a crazy level of civil disobedience ahead. After all, who is going to take orders from a bunch of paedos? Not me that's for sure.

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Post by Guest on 15.07.14 9:17

@sar wrote:
@petunia wrote:Also Ken Clark has retired with what looks like "immediate affect" wonder why that is.
I wonder as well, anyhting to do with the actor fellow?

Oops, not hacked-off Hugh Grant again, I trust?

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Post by Guest on 15.07.14 12:21

12:02: Fraser Nelson - editor of the Spectator
tweets: Sad day for those of us who thought the purpose of government was to govern. Seems Year 5 of this parliament will be all about spin.






So Esther McVey not in...................


11:44:

The BBC's Norman Smith says the media may have been "spun a line" on the rise of women Tories, which has in fact been over-stated. Only two women - Liz Truss and Nicky Morgan - have been appointed directly to cabinet so far, while Esther McVey will merely attend cabinet.

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Post by sallypelt on 15.07.14 13:44

candyfloss wrote:12:02: Fraser Nelson - editor of the Spectator
tweets: Sad day for those of us who thought the purpose of government was to govern. Seems Year 5 of this parliament will be all about spin.






So Esther McVey not in...................


11:44:

The BBC's Norman Smith says the media may have been "spun a line" on the rise of women Tories, which has in fact been over-stated. Only two women - Liz Truss and Nicky Morgan - have been appointed directly to cabinet so far, while Esther McVey will merely attend cabinet.

Too risky, with the General Election approaching??

Just a thought!

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Post by Guest on 15.07.14 15:44

DC lost the coming election the day his lady forgot to put on a hat to a royal wedding IMO

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Post by bubblewrap on 15.07.14 15:59

@Portia wrote:DC lost the coming election the day his lady forgot to put on a hat to a royal wedding IMO

Talking hats and royalty  big grin 

http://trotskyite.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/woman-in-one-million-pound-hat-makes-speech-about-austerity/

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Post by petunia on 15.07.14 20:32

@bubblewrap wrote:
@Portia wrote:DC lost the coming election the day his lady forgot to put on a hat to a royal wedding IMO

Talking hats and royalty  big grin 

http://trotskyite.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/woman-in-one-million-pound-hat-makes-speech-about-austerity/
 big grin  big grin

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Post by petunia on 15.07.14 23:22

Silly girl..all the other woman dressed appropriately, Ester dressed and posed like a Model outside No 10 today. Agenda, Agenda, Me Me look at Me it's all about my Agenda I am all for the people and Employment "honest" Silly girl.Sorry for the rant but the likes of her who are running this country make me  angry2

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Post by Guest on 16.07.14 8:54

@petunia wrote:
Silly girl..all the other woman dressed appropriately, Ester dressed and posed like a Model outside No 10 today. Agenda, Agenda, Me Me look at Me it's all about my Agenda I am all for the people and Employment "honest" Silly girl.Sorry for the rant but the likes of her who are running this country make me  angry2

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Post by BlueBag on 16.07.14 8:59

OMG... Z-list celeb red carpet pose.



these people love themselves.

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Post by Guest on 16.07.14 9:05

@BlueBag wrote:OMG... Z-list celeb red carpet pose.



these people love themselves.

Horrible outfit.

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Post by BlueBag on 16.07.14 9:06

She's in government?


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Post by Guest on 16.07.14 9:09

Yes...


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Any reasons given ?

Post by PeterMac on 16.07.14 9:29

Reshuffled
William Hague, Foreign Secretary, to Leader of the Commons Welsh Secretary at the time of the enquiry into N Wales children's homes
Out
Andrew Lansley, Leader of the Commons

Ken Clarke, Cabinet minister without portfolio repeatedly named as involved in a current enwuiry

Dominic Grieve, Attorney General Failure to get a grip ?

David Jones, Welsh secretary, Failure to get a grip of N Wales situation ?

David Willetts, Universities Minister

Damien Green, Police minister Failure to get a grip ?

Alan Duncan, International development minister
Andrew Robathan, Northern Ireland minister
Nick Hurd, civil society minister
Stephen Hammond, rail minister
Oliver Heald, Solicitor General Failure to get a grip ?

Hugh Robertson, Foreign Office minister
Greg Barker, energy minister

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Post by Rasputin on 16.07.14 9:34

Interestingly on Sky news this morning Eamon Holmes asked what she did before she sat with him at GMTV ? , seems call me Dave consistently selects bad choices ...With this reshuffle going on I wonder what he thinks of his own performance ? ...makes me wonder if Ester Mc is Daves preference or Ruperts as redtop eye candy .

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Post by Rasputin on 16.07.14 9:37

Ladyinred wrote:Yes...


As John McEnroe would say " you cannot be serious man !!! "

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