September 12th, 2012

New PPS Appointments in Full

The PPS reshuffle is complete. Here is the new list of appointments in full:

  • Sam Gyimah to David Cameron
  • Duncan Hames to Nick Clegg
  • Daniel Kawczynski to David Jones at Wales
  • Damian Collins to Theresa Villiers at NI
  • Alec Shelbrooke to Mike Penning at NI
  • Harriet Baldwin to Mark Hoban at DWP
  • Lee Scott to Chris Grayling at Justice
  • Amber Rudd to George Osborne at Treasuary
  • Ben Gummer to Alan Duncan at DfID
  • David Burrowes to Owen Patterson at DEFRA
  • Paul Maynard to Oliver Letwin at Cabinet Office
  • Laura Sandys to Greg Barker at DECC
  • Gavin Williamson to Patrick McLoughlin at Transport
  • Lorley Burt to Danny Alexander at the Treasury
  • Stephen Gilbert to Ed Davey at Energy and Climate Change
  • Simon Wright to David Laws at DfE
  • Andrew Jones to Andrew Mitchell at the Whips’s Office
  • Jessica Lee to Dominic Grieve as Attorney General
  • Paul Uppal to David Willets at BIS
  • Therese Coffey to Michael Fallon at BIS
  • Jake Berry to Grant Shapps
  • Stuart Andrew to Francis Maude at Cabinet Office
  • John Glen to Eric Pickles at Communities
  • Mark Menzies to Mark Prisk at Housing
  • Eric Ollerenshaw to Sayeeda Warsi
  • Mary Macloed to Maria Miller at DCMS
  • Simon Kirby to Hugh Robertson at DCMS
  • Claire Perry to Philip Hammond at Defence
  • Kris Hopkins to Andrew Rothaban at Defence
  • Damian Hinds to Mark Francois at Defence
  • Gavin Barwell to Michael Gove at DfE
  • Mel Stride to John Hayes at Energy
  • Keith Simpson to William Hague at FCO
  • Tobias Ellwood to David Lidlington at Europe
  • Richard Graham to Hugo Swire at FCO
  • Rob Wilson to Jeremy Hunt at Health
  • George Hollingberry to Theresa May at Home Office
  • David Rutley to Damian Green at Home Office
  • Guy Opperman to Mark Harper at Home Office
  • Julian Smith to Justine Greening
  • John Howell to Andrew Lansley
  • Nigel Adams to Lord Strathclyde
  • Julian Sturdy to Simon Burns at Transport
  • David Mowat to Greg Clark at Treasury
  • Andrew Selous to Iain Duncan Smith at DWP
  • Ben Wallace to Ken Clarke

By Guido’s count that’s six rebels promoted…


98 Comments

  1. 1
    • 5
      Thick as a Planck says:

      How many SPADS do you need to produce a cock-up? ( no pun intended )

      • 10
        Thick as a Planck says:

        OK.. PPSs.

      • 21
        fed-up Conservative says:

        I would have thought 0 was the correct answer, as Klueless Kamoron’s Krazy Klown Klub (aka ‘the coalition’) seems quite capable of taking Bog-eyed Brown’s £800billion debt calamity and turning it into a £1.4 trillion debt catastrophe without any assistance at all.

        But I guess if the KKKKK really are hell-bent of utterly totally trashing the UK’s finances, then having an A380′s worth of highly-paid and pensioned Spads is going to help.

        What they hay, it’s only taxpayers’ money.

        • 53
          Yeah, right... says:

          Special advisor?

          On what? These are basically students aren’t they? Does our Prime Minister really need special advice on wanking to day-time TV?

      • 26
        Max By Graves says:

        Pick any number between one and one hundred and fifty

    • 6
      Durr... says:

      All household names.

    • 18
      Short Straw says:

      I hope Keith Simpson likes doubling up.

    • 69
      Forkbender says:

      Cammers is taking the old maxim seriously, “Keep your friends close and keep your enemy even closer”

  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Thats a lot of bag carriers!

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    now please tell us which lobby they will be working for

  4. 7
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    No Dominic Raab or Priti Patel ? I have always been a great supporter of Cameron – he lost my parents and their friends ages ago (UKIP) – I am really worried about what’s going on now.

  5. 7
    Mr Bone says:

    I am waiting for a comment from Mrs Bone about these PPS’s.

  6. 9
    Calamity Clegg says:

    i can confirm that Duncan Hames is not a bigot.

  7. 11
    Rioting and killing in Libya by pe-ce loving muslims says:

    These muslims are always so angry and frustrated. They should just have a beer and a ham sandwich and chill out.

  8. 12
    Blind leading blind says:

    Well that’s solved the unemployment figures for September

  9. 15
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a bottle of Fanta. Pop my top. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  10. 17
    Chukwit says:

    I would like to thank my local artisan baker for repairing my bicycle

  11. 22
    a non says:

    Amber Rudd to Osborne listed twice Guido.
    Would have thought her being a sister to Roland, one Rudd is more than enough.

  12. 23
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am feeling rather dizzy from drinking too much fizzy pop pop pop

  13. 24
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Is this a list of marriage banns?

  14. 29
    A job to die for says:

    Feel sorry for Eric Ollerenshaw.

  15. 33
    Darran says:

    Ben Gummer? Was he the one that ate the mad cow burger? And now Jasper Carrot can bring back his immortal joke ;)

  16. 35
    sheep says:

    I rather hope John Baron has a chance of a question in PMQs today. Perhaps he’ll incorporate a big ‘I fucking told you so’ abut Libya in it.

  17. 37

    I wouldn’t fancy John Glen’s job walking behind Eric Pickles.

  18. 38
    David Scameron says:

    We’re all in this together

  19. 39
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Lovely to see so many new piglets finding their way to the trough.

  20. 42
    Conflict-of-interest Watch says:

    “A government minister has become embroiled in questions over his relationship with an adviser after meeting corporate clients of her private consultancy.

    Greg Barker, the climate change minister, worked with the energy consultant Miriam Maes when in opposition and she was hired as a departmental consultant soon after the coalition came to power.

    But newly released documents show Maes made repeated efforts to encourage Barker to meet representatives from Air Products, a multinational energy-from-waste supplier and one of her clients.

    She also accompanied Barker on official visits in place of civil servants and was cautioned by officials against overstepping the boundaries of propriety or conflicts of interest.”

    • 85
      Tim Yo Ho Ho says:

      Banks-Blaney was involved with Barker for four years, the first two in secret because he had remained with his wife, Celeste. Barker is now divorced and he has since found love with PR man George Prassas, 25.

      William’s parting from Barker was bitter. Last year he revealed the MP had verbally crushed him.

      He said: ‘If you are with someone who tells you weekly, if not daily, that you are ageing badly, you have saggy eyes, you’re wide-hipped, no spring chicken, that you need to hone your skills at the dinner table, that there’s basically something wrong with every aspect of you, you start to believe it.

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388871/Happy-ending-gay-Tory-s-hidden-man.html#ixzz26FxV0f00

  21. 43
    jack welby says:

    The conservatives are digging there own graves for 2015 when they lose the election. I fear what will happen when laboui/unions get in this country will become a stazi state like E Germany tied to the russians.

  22. 43
    Stan says:

    Its like fecking East Germany here.

    The State is just getting bigger & bigger, consuming more money & resources from individuals & businesses.

    It is getting scary just how much control over the free economy the political class have now.

    The new marxist / socialist taxes planned by Cable, Balls & Cameron are just plain theft – we are taxed enough.

    • 49
      Tachybaptus says:

      ‘We are taxed enough’ — don’t think like that, it’s accepting the status quo. We are taxed too much.

    • 59
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      More like East Germany. Is that why we won all those Gold Medals? Or more like the old Czechoslovakia now that an honorary Englishman has won the US Open!

  23. 46
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Claire Perry rings a bell. Never heard of the rest. I might as well look at list of members of the North Korean peoples party!

  24. 50
    Puzzled of Rhyl says:

    I’m confused. Documentary about a Blackburn sink estate last night and not a dark face in sight.

    • 62
      jgm2 says:

      Nothing wrong with that. The sad fact is that there are a huge number of natives wasting away in these shitholes. Corralled in there by depressed expectations and Labour politicians whispering in their ears that there is no point them trying to improve their own situation, just stay there and we’ll keep sending the cheques.

      Held back by generations of their own fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, grandfathers.. etc etc. All wallowing in self-pity, all nostalgic for the days when they could leave school at 14 without being able to recognise their own name written down and walk straight into a nationalised job requiring no skill at all but paying the same as a schoolteacher.

      ‘Oh, what we need are jobs…?’ they wail. But won’t actually get on a bus or thumb a lift or fucking well walk to where the jobs are.

      ‘Oh, but if we went to London (say) we’d have nowhere to sleep – we couldn’t afford the accommodation’ they whine. Oblivious that most folk who do move to London end up sharing a house for a good few years until they can afford to move out.

      ‘Oh, but I’d miss my friends and family’.. they bleat. Aye, the ‘friends’ and family who would rather that you embraced their misery and squalor by affirming their decision to stay than leaving and showing them how simple it fucking well was.

      Excuse after excuse as to why their life is so shit while in the last decade several million new jobs have been created and taken by foreign immigrants.

      ‘Oh, it’s all them forrinners takin’ all our jobs…’ they whine.

      Stupid, Labour-voting c*unts.

      • 72
        Sane Person says:

        Well put.

      • 87
        Forkbender says:

        jgm2 spoken like someone born a brought up in the capital, the next recession WILL hit London, it’s already worked below the west midlands, banks and other such institutions will move abroad, once of course they out of the mess they have managed to get themselves into. Talking of not wanting to travel to work our beloved MPs demand that they should have second homes in the capital even though their homes are within 1 hour’s train travel of the HoC.

        • 91
          jgm2 says:

          Born and brought up in Birmingham.

          • Forkbender says:

            A Brummigen, apologies old cock. still you know then what has happened this last recession in Brum an area which was more or less unscathed in the 80′s an 90′s

    • 63
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      It was filmed in an area where the remnants of the town’s white population live. Check on Wiki – Blackburn now has more mosques than Naples has churches. About 2,500 I think.

      • 65
        SP4BS says:

        Mr. Merseyside, of all people, you should know that there are vast differences in ethnic makeup between different parts of “up north”. Many parts of Blackburn are indeed 98% like Merseyside.

      • 74
        Sane Person says:

        Sad story today about Asian boy who died after an asthma attack while playing rugby. What struck me was that sixty (60) relatives visited him in hospital.

      • 90
        Forkbender says:

        ” Blackburn now has more mosques than Naples has churches. About 2,500 I think” that is to stop the different factions fighting, imagine in northern Ireland if all the churches and chapels were just classed as Christian churches and just think of the battles that ensue

  25. 52
    nellnewman says:

    What on earth is a pps supposed to do ? carry bags, make coffee, make comforting noises and pat minister on back to bring up wind?

    And how much are we paying them for this additional worthless effort?

    • 60
      Baron Lardarse of Prescott says:

      Don’t let the cat out of the bag

    • 88
      Forkbender says:

      The bag carriers may actually be doing the hard work and the ministers are just grandstanding in front of the TV, press, etc , and just reading and approving (or not approving as the case maybe)

  26. 54
    Ho hum says:

    The British Empire was effectively ruled by around 6000 people, so wtf do we need 600,000 these days just for England?

  27. 76
    Al Gunn says:

    Mark Simmonds is missing. Does he not get a PPS?

  28. 77
    Freddie Fraudster says:

    My what a very big trough

  29. 78
    sheep says:

    Cameron’s statement on Hillsborough was a right crock of shite. Only received the report half an hour before PMQs but was prepared to read out a lengthy summary and offer an apology to Liverpool.
    It was no different to the Bloody Sunday apology…simply a PM giving into the demands for vindication.

    • 81
      Ben Dover says:

      They just dusted off the old statement and tippexed out Bloody Sunday and replaced it with Hillsborough.

      Give ‘em another enquiry. Whats another £50 million plus.

  30. 92
    Malcolm Tucker says:

    Who’s in at DOSAC?

  31. 93
    the savant says:

    John Glen to Eric Pickles at Communities

    Wot — does the Urban spaceman like a bit of Branston on his ploughman s

  32. 94
    the savant says:

    Ben Gummer to Alan Duncan at DfID

    Are we to take the surname ” Gummer ” in the onomatopoeic context ?

  33. 95
    Braveheart says:

    No PPS for the Scotland Office? Have they given up already?

  34. 96
    the savant says:

    RESHUFFLE LIST INTERPRETATION says :

    I would query the use of the word ” to” in describing the allocation of labour to a specific named Minister

    e . g . Harriet Baldwin to Mark Hoban at DWP

    Does this imply the “consignor ” prostrates herself priestlike at the feet of the ” consignee” vowing undying fealty and profferring her wracked but noble being into his hands such that she may be the handmaiden of his every particular volition , whim and latent desire ?

    Just thought I’d ask !


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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