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 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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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Has any one with values and principals got a job?

  3. 3
    Roundell says:

    A well known WET from the YC days

  4. 4

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

  5. 5
    Dave Cameron, Man of Iron and Equestrian says:

    I can.

  6. 6
    Dr Eoin Clarke says:

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  8. 8
    Jimmy says:

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

  9. 9
    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.

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    What is his views on teaching kids gay sex?

  11. 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.

  12. 12
    Prudent Person says:

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

  13. 13
    Moussa Koussa says:

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

  14. 14
    Tachybaptus says:

    Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

  15. 15
    little Jonny says:

    Spelman is standing down to spend more time with her family now that she can’t put the nanny on expenses.

  16. 16
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Warsi to stay…..LOL

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

  17. 17
    NHS Spokesperson says:

  18. 18
    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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    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

  20. 20
    Moussa Koussa says:

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


    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 .

  21. 21
    A Spicy Nepotist says:

    Is it because she’s working class?

  22. 22
    The Tosser in No 10 says:

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

  23. 23
    Um says:

    I think you mean Minister for Muzzys

  24. 24
    BoJo MoJo says:

    Perhaps we will get a Thames estuary airport afterall then.

  25. 25
    Durr... says:

    Sorry Billy, fancy having Warsi as your no. 2. Shit!

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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 ).

  28. 28
    Diversity Officer says:

    This was the right thing to do.

  29. 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.

  30. 30
    C of E says:

    How can a Muslim be appointed as minister of faith in a Christian country?

  31. 31
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrrr Nope !!!

  32. 32

    With Éoin Clarke, Moussa Kouusa and Anonymous all posting on this thread, you must be getting worried in case you appear rather right wing by comparison… ;-)

  33. 33
    Rob Roy says:

    Not a single Scotsman has been appointed.

  34. 34
    Yes, Headmistress! says:

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

  35. 35
    Moussa Koussa says:

    …..still laughing.

  36. 36
    God says:

    Minister of faith? What right has the government to be in charge of religion?

  37. 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.

  38. 38
    Nat says:

    Scotch men won’t be British soon. So just as well really.

  39. 39
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Err, let’s take a look………….no, none at all.

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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.

  41. 41
    Tokenism Rules OK. says:

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

  42. 42
    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” .

  43. 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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    Knob jockey says:

    He’s a strong proponent of “learning by doing”.

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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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    Durr... says:

    There must be a reason. I just can’t think of one.

  47. 47
    DAVE says:

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

  48. 48
    The Archbishop says:

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

  49. 49
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Nah, it’s because Cameron is a PC retard.

  50. 50
    Bert Camus says:

    Can you confirm that officially in writing today please .

  51. 51
    JH says:

    And the Gold for sanctimony goes to…

  52. 52

    Yeth! Mithter Balth ith tharpening my broadthord for battle!! Beware my majethtic might!!

    Onan the Wibwawian attacth!!

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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.

  54. 54
    Knob jockey says:

    Shouldn’t that be “ability, values and principles”?

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    Durr... says:

    Imaginary friends….better than none I suppose.

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    Spelman says:

    Wanna bet?

  57. 57

    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?

  58. 58
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    None, but like the teleprompter messiah Obumma stateside, politicians feel they need to demand absolute compliance from everyone, on everything.

  59. 59
    twat trying to make joke spotted says:

    My, you’re so funny.

    Have you tried a career?

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    I Remember You Hoo says:


  61. 61
    smoggie says:

    What Boris wants, Boris gets.

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    Knob jockey says:

    Blind faith – it’s what Dave’s running on.

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    John Prescot hasn’t aged well :-)

  64. 64
    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.

  65. 65
    Durr... says:

    Are you a Hampstead Hamster? Need a pee?

  66. 66
    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.

  67. 67

    The same way as a numerically dyslexic, dyscalculic Scottish twat could be made Chancellor in England…

    You couldn’t make it up.

    Still, must be better than having RetardEd Militwat as LieBore leader, Moussa.

    We still can’t believe you don’t get how funny the joke keeps getting….!

  68. 68

    … said the master of quick wit and repartee?

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    smoggie says:

    I doubt Hague will be sharing hotel rooms with the Her Barrelness.

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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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    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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    dildolimper says:

    jesus christ, really?

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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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    Warsi minister for muslim faith and communities says:

    Right you keffers, remove your christian symbols and get ready for some serious stoning !

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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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    Gordon Brown says:

    No?. I’m without a portfolio. I had it here somewhere but I think I threw it at someone to moderate their behaviour.

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    Charles Windsor says:

    I’m going to be ‘defender of faiths’ when I get crowned, so what is this single ‘faith the woman is in charge of?

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    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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    Yes, Headmistress! says:

    Oh deffo! Gamesmistress at DCMS now! I’d flip her little tennis skirt up and have fun in her playground any day. Check her out….. filthy minx!

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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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    Anonymous says:

    Nope, just making a very fair point.

  82. 82
    Soapsuds and bubbles says:

    and a cancelled white elebo rail line too?

  83. 83
    Soapsuds and bubbles says:

    Is she on faithbook?

  84. 84
    Soapsuds and bubbles says:

    A team made in heaven; she speaks Urdu and he speaks ‘ow do.


  85. 85
    the savant says:

    The Secreatary of State for Health

    The Rt Hon ” Ron ” Jeremy Hunt

    Who s the ” dogs” now ??

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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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    And across THAT masterful mind, the scene is of tumbleweed blowing past a vacant lot in a featureless, lifeless wilderness, with just a forlorn sign that reads “New Labour – things can only get better!” to the soundtrack of Nonny repeating to himself “It’s all the Tories fault, it’s all the Tories fault” rather like Dorothy trying to get back to Kansas.

    Nonnymous – The wizard of Cod politics.

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    Be fair though, MA – People are so unfair to the Labour Party.

    They have so many good ideas and policies to bring a brighter future to Britain yet voters seem determined to judge them on their last 13 years of government.

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    nil carborundum illegitimi?

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