September 4th, 2012

McLoughlin to Transport, Paterson to DEFRA, Greening to DfID
Warsi Gets a Made Up Job, Miller to DCMS

Former chief whip Patrick McLoughlin has been appointed Transport Secretary. As Guido noted last night:

“McLoughlin will be heading to Transport makes a lot of sense – when Philip Hammond was in the job, he would spend one minute of a TV appearance talking about cars or trains and the rest mopping up the government crisis of the day. From miner to firefighter.” 

Meanwhile Owen Paterson gets DEFRA. He’s said to be very sound on hunting…

UPDATE: Warsi gets a made up job:

UPDATE II: 

UPDATE III: Maria Miller to goes to Culture, Media and Sport leaving the fight on between Fallon and Shapps for Party Chairman.


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    Anonymous says:

    Has any one with values and principals got a job?

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  3. 3
    Roundell says:

    A well known WET from the YC days

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  4. 4

    Yes – but only outside the HoC. You have to be lobotomised against both of those traits before becoming an MP nowadays.

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    Dr Eoin Clarke says:

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      Jimmy says:

      He can afford to pay to attend. How much did his security cost us?

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    • 11
      JH says:

      Er, no, WE PAID for him to pay to attend the paralympics.

      And he shouldn’t read too much into being cheered. The crowd have been cheering spakkers all week.

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      • 43

        Whereas you only ever hear cheering in your own head, JH. A legend in your own lunchtime

        The reason they cheer the people you so charmingly term “spakkers” is because they can achieve with broken, malfunctioning bodies far more than you ever will with your two brain cells working a three shift rota system.

        Have you thought of applying for a blue badge yourself? I believe they are now recognising stupidity and Huntishness as a disability now.

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        • 51
          JH says:

          And the Gold for sanctimony goes to…

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          • A Huhne called JH in world record time!

            Why are people like you so sure of your right to attack what you don’t understand with impunity? Ignorance and stupidity.

            Blue badge yet?

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          • Durr... says:

            Are you a Hampstead Hamster? Need a pee?

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          • JH says:

            It never ceases to amaze me that people will sit and watch our culture and economy trashed for thirteen years plus two – entire generations doomed to low-paid work or unemployment, whole tracts of towns and cities turned into third world ghettos – and they hardly make a peep.

            But – whoa – if someone makes an opportunist playground joke aimed at the worst Prime Minister ever – ALERT! ALERT! FAUX OUTRAGE GOGOGOGO!

            It disgusts me. It really does.

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          • Tough. Your fake outrage at being pulled up on a crap joke will fade.

            Cerebral Palsy lasts for your whole, disability shortened, life.

            Agree with you about Gordmong though – just not your crassness at abusing a limping target.

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          • Anonymous says:

            “economy trashed for thirteen years plus two – entire generations doomed to low-paid work or unemployment”

            But naturally you don’t give a shit about the far worse attacks upon working people during the 17 years of the previous Tory government. Hypocritical c’unt.

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          • Is that the same Tories who handed LieBore a healthy economy, well balanced and with gold in the bank and low unemployment in 1997?

            “Working people” Nonny? – You don’t know the first fucking thing about them except as a concept, you middle class, university educated, soft handed, socialist apparatchik wannabe wanker.

            Now – do fuck off.

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      Prudent Person says:

      He probably did mean to write ‘invitation': he’s just not very good with the English language.

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    • 78

      Maybe, Jonah believed that he would be less likely to be boo’d at the paralympics rather than the other one. Also let’s face it, he did someone a favour by not going to the olympic opening ceremony. If you had a once in a lifetime chance to attend the olympic opening ceremony, in a VIP seat, you wouldn’t like to experience it sat near to old Jonah would you?

      It would be like excitedly opening a parcel only to find not a gift, but a dried up turd .

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    Moussa Koussa says:

    I stand corrected.

    I joked in an earlier thread that Porky Pie Pickles would get Health, as it is the sort of nutty thing Cockerman would do.

    And then he goes and gives it to Hunt, not even a loony on a large methadone prescription could have foreseen this – as its totally bonkers gone bonkers.

    Typical Dave, the headline is more important. A disaster, AND YOU ALL KNOW IT.

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      The Polly Test says:

      Moose old boy.
      The fact that the Guardianistas are frothing at the mouth over the appointment of Hunt. Tells you all you need to know that Dave actually got this one right.

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        Moussa Koussa says:

        If you think that appointing a minister solely on the basis of who it will P*iss off, then you have lost the plot.

        It now makes sense why Dave didn’t sack Hunt 6 months ago. Not exactly an ideal situation.

        Hunt at health is the headline, and for all the wrong reasons…and you know it, so less of the apologising.

        Just hope Hunt’s name doesn’t come up at any of the Murdoch Mong trials ( oh dear ).

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          I Remember You Hoo says:

          Broken clock time, Moussa you’re correct, it’s rather like having an immigration policy designed to “rub peoples noses in it” don’t you agree?

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    Moussa Koussa says:

    Patrick McLoughlin ( WHO ) will replace Justine Greening as Transport Secretary. LOL…. She hasnt even finished reading her transport brief.

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  9. 14
    Tachybaptus says:

    Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

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  10. 16
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Warsi to stay…..LOL

    It just gets better each and every minute. Your man Guido, is simply embarrassing.

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    NHS Spokesperson says:

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    Trimbush says:

    Re Owen Paterson – he was the leading man on TB in Badgers whilst in Opposition – he asked some 500 – 600 questions of Bendy Bradshaw regarding Badger TB – some of which received somewhat misleading answers (lies) for which Bendy never apologised to Parliament.

    He was originally down to get the DEFRA job before the Coalition arrangements

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    Moussa Koussa says:

    Poor Guido…he has such insight. 20 minutes ago predicting Warsi Out.

    Now

    Baroness Warsi to be senior minister of state at foreign office attending cabinet. Also, minister for faith and communities.

    Priceless, I’m crying here, the rest are in stitches .

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  14. 22
    The Tosser in No 10 says:

    Notice I’m not doing anything very daring? – just dithering, – mustn’t upset Nick!

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  15. 29
    yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    A man who is Welsh has just been appointed Secretary of State for Wales.

    What good news.

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  16. 34
    Yes, Headmistress! says:

    Maria Miller? Yes, I definitely would! Bit chubby, but pretty face and I reckon she’d be a filthy minx.

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  17. 37
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    So William Hague gets a bottle carrier who just happens to be a woman who speaks Urdu and gets an honorary place around the Cabinet table.

    Mr Cameron is playing a blinder.

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    Greedo Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf Fawkes says:

    So just to confirm. Greedo said Warsi would be demoted, instead she is made number 2 at the FCO.

    This blog is literally worthless. Apart from to Greedo.

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      Ethnic Quotas says:

      Wake up! She’s just a f***ing Token! If it wasn’t for her skin colour and religion she would’ve, rightly, got nowhere near Parliament let alone Government! She should thank her lucky crescent moon and stars.

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      smoggie says:

      Party Chairman to someone’s assistant. What else is that?

      You know where the Fuck Off Door is………

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    Tokenism Rules OK. says:

    Once a token lady Moslem, always a token lady Moslem.

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    Nadine says:

    If I was Justine Greening I would have told Cameron to stick DflD where the sun does not shine.

    And then I would sit back and wait for him to say I was “frustrated” .

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      Flatcap Army says:

      I like Justine Greening – one of the few comprehensive educated people in Cabinet, from Doncaster and used to have a proper job outside politics.

      Obviously she was toast.

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      I Remember You Hoo says:

      Greening is an eco-loon, so she will be overjoyed telling all those dark skinned people they have to have wind farms and rolling power cuts forever, if they want to see any wonga.

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    DAVE says:

    But it is only right to appoint a foreigner to be second in command at the foreign office.

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    The Archbishop says:

    Warsi for “faith and communities”??? What sort of Faith?? Are we a Christian country?

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  23. 71
    Border Terrier says:

    Owen Paterson is or was something big in leather. Or he likes leather. Right wing too.

    What is it about the right & leather?

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    the savant says:

    The Secreatary of State for Health

    The Rt Hon ” Ron ” Jeremy Hunt

    Who s the ” dogs” now ??

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