July 12th, 2013

Mini-Government Reshuffle Pencilled In for Next Thursday

The FT say Wednesday, Sky say otherwise , but the reshuffle speculation is reaching fever pitch before the summer break. A Downing Street source explains it well: “there are two very good rules with reshuffle speculation. 1. If you hear if from a journalist it is almost certainly b****ks. 2. If you hear from an MP it is undoubtedly b****ks, unless, in this case, that MP is called David and he lives in No.10.”  Bloggers, on the other hand…

Guido hears that, provided that the plan does not change, Claire Perry has less than a week to clear her desk – the mini-reshuffle is ‘pencilled in’ to the grid for Thursday 18 July. It may have been pencilled in, but with the hype growing it could well be brought forward.

You can read all of Guido’s speculation about the minor-movements from over the last few weeks here. There are no big changes expected, but plenty of deckchairs rearranged and deadwood shifted from the lower rungs of government. The ladies will do particularly well. 


  1. 1

    Dear Mr Bradshaw

    I am disgusted at the recent news that the MP’s salary has been increased by 11% and I suggest to my MP that you should start a trend and refuse this pay rise on grounds of your morals and decency values.That is, if you have any??!!
    Acceptance of this pay-rise at this particular time is little short of disgraceful in my view.
    It is inconceivable for any Public Servant to accept a 11% pay rise whilst the Country is on the brink of Bankruptcy. MP’s who demand and accept such outrageous pay increases are no worse than the lying thieving vagabonds aka BANKERS.
    Do the decent thing Mr Bradshaw, refuse to accept the Pay Rise NOW.
    No doubt the MEP’s will be making similar pay-rise requests.
    Yours in disgust

    Alan M Dransfield

  2. 2
    nellnewman says:

    ‘deadwood shifted from the lower rungs of government’ ?

    Do you mean they’re going to get promotion?

  3. 3
    Ron The Badger Davies says:

    You can’t beat a good five knuckle re shuffle!

  4. 4
    Ah! Monika says:

    Leave Gove, Pickles and possibly May, Hague if you must. Bugger the rest.

  5. 5
    Ah! Monika says:

    Michael Gove gets it right on Parliament:

    “Bit of a silly organisation. As far as I am concerned they can stick it. MPs are incredibly well paid.”

  6. 6
    Joss Taskin says:

    ‘Deadwood shifted…’ = all the LibDems will be sacked ?

  7. 7

    Alas the most necessary won’t happen — the ejection of the weak gay luvving Dave who is not eliminating the Deficit by 2015 as per his 2010 Manifesto

  8. 8
    Owen Jones,The Champagne Socialist says:

    Time for the grind.
    Today I will demand a pay rise of 11% from The Independent.

  9. 9

    Im sure Owen Jones would

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Was probably the only way to get perry to shut up.Been silent of late hasn’t she.

  11. 11
    Guido Fawkes says:

    And here,Owen Jones, is your problem. Miserabilism in its essence –

    Lay off the Bollinger champagne and get a life you twerp.

  12. 12

    Ger rid of Miller,Hague bring in Leadsom and Mordaunt and hopefully Philip Davies although I wont be holding my breathe on that one.

  13. 13
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    OVER MY DEAD BODY !! MY Mansion Tax MUST be imposed !

  14. 14
    Dillygaff says:

    Excellent opportunity to get rid of that unrepentant lying whore Theresa Villiers at NIO. However, like begets like and I’m not holding my breath.

  15. 15

    Surely the SUN not going soft with Guido Fawkes comments. I was the first to comments on this subject today at 07/03 but is awaiting the moderators??!!

  16. 16
    Dillygaff says:

    No tax rises to existing taxes doesn’t preclude the introduction of new taxes.

  17. 17
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    Harriet Baldwin to be the only woman sacked from Government office, she is pretty useless. Promote Philip Holborne to government, the lowest cost MP in the HoC and who replies to all his communications by return of post.
    George Osborne is correct in saying no more taxes.Those in power should know there is a limit,anymore and people will resort to tax avoidance schemes in droves, black economy,Starbuck and Google accounting systems and emmigration come to mind.

  18. 18
    Ah! Monika says:

    George Osborne says he will not need to raise taxes to meet deficit reduction targets after the next election.

    Thinks… ” But I have plenty of other reasons lined up “

  19. 19
    R. Youshore says:

    It says ‘ no new taxes’……

  20. 20
    Len McCluskey says:

    Tory MP Paul Maynard claimed over £10k in expenses for biscuits, soap and coasters: http://wp.me/p1U04a-4TS

  21. 21
    Dillygaff says:

    It (ie Brogan) says, however wot Gideon ackturely said was….

  22. 22
    The Peoples Assembly says:

    Unite donations to the Tories could drop to £250,000, McCluskey warns http://polho.me/12l8LUp

  23. 23
    Mod 1 says:

    We are just improving your grammar. Wait!

  24. 24
    Fembot leader says:

    All hail the fembots!

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    We want control of their mind and their body.


    There is nothing wrong with packed lunches and no one can state if they meet ” nutritional standards” as they do not yet control what is eaten before or after school. The midday meal does not have to be nutritional at all. It can be pure energy. However it should not be damaging to the child.

    Yesterday I made a mistake I bought fish and chips at a place that we had never tried before. They were using cheap oil. Last night I could hardly breath. Even this morning it is a effort.

    So imagine me as a child and not having any control of what I was being fed.

    Do not ban packed lunches. They are essential to quite a few children for survival.

    Any teacher that asks for a ban should be removed immediately under the grounds of cruelty and stupidity.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Get Pickles out. He does not understand government. Never did.

  27. 27
    Peter Martin says:

    ‘1. If you hear if from a journalist it is almost certainly b****ks. ‘

    The ears of Nick ‘Sources say, but I’m still worth it’ Robinson must be burning.

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    What about a clear out at DEFRA? Some quite shocking mismanagement.

  29. 29
    Owen Jones says:

    Anybody any nice Emerald Green wool, I need to knit a Royal Baby Bonnet.

  30. 30
    Living in 97.3% white Merseyside says:

    Has the beach at Roker been crowded this past week? Go there and pretend you’re in Benidorm.

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    So he will not be taxing wind turbines, for their harm to the environment.

  32. 32
    Living in 97.3% white Merseyside says:

    Go for 33% percent Owen. That’s how much my my bennies and pensions rose last year.

    The Boom Years (1997-2008) are back for me!

    Haven’t go a great future behind me though.

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    How quaint that you actually believe any of the statement. No politician will be held to these words as they will have the get out of ‘dealing with the situation as it is today’ it has been ever so. No one knows what the economy will be like over 2015 – 20. So most of the guff coming from all 3 parties will be just that. What we do know is that there is an ever increasing appetite for all 3 to carry on spending and to see big government in the shape of the EU as the solution to all problems. The much mentioned £25billion spending gap over the period is actually very easy to solve with some simple honesty and realism about the future of the country. But no main party can face that as it would remove much of their reason for being.

  34. 34
    Dillygaff says:

    All for it. Never see it happening though.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    The pathological bit probably comes from his going to public school and never developing proper empathic reactions due to being away from his mother. I suspect this is the point of public school, it creates a stream of emotionally stunted sociopaths useful to the financial overlords.

  36. 36
    Red Ruth says:

    Fucking ventriloquist charlatan Louis xvIII let the eat cake phoney piece of shit

    who listens to the fake effluent pouring out of the mouth of this repellent heinous public school rothschild cock sucker?

  37. 37
    Observer says:

    What is the mini-government for which a reshuffle is predicted in the headline? Will it coincide with a mini-reshuffle for the Government?

  38. 38
    Fizzy POP says:

    The public sector are a cess pit of greedy piggery

    Government spending data reveals the Department for Education used the card scheme to clock up £10,000 a month on shopping vouchers for staff. The ‘instant reward’ scheme was set up by DoE officials as an incentive for workers.

  39. 39
    Road to nowhere says:

    I actually think that there is actually a really simple answer here over inflated ego. I think that Osborne did genuinely believe that he knew what he was doing. It takes your breath away but, at the end of the day, we are sticking to an economic plan which is quite obviously failing simply because Osborne is too proud to admit that he got it horribly wrong. To be fair it’s not just Osborne who is suffering from such delusions of grandeur. Cameron was once asked why he wanted to be Prime Minister and he replied that he thought that he would be “rather good at it”.

    It’s not really their fault in a way People like Osborne and Cameron are brought up to believe, from an early age, that they are born to rule the world and in a very real sense they are. Most of us tend to move on from the drunken, putting the world to rights, conversations that we have as students and learn, through experience of the real world, that things aren’t quite so simple. Unfortunately Cameron and Osborne went from those drunken student conversations, in a pretty much straight line, to actually being in a position to change the world, with very little real life experience on the way to provide them with some perspective. I think that it has actually come as a great shock to them that their drunken student solutions haven’t actually worked and in a very real sense they find themselves psychologically incapable of accepting this fact and are in massive denial. You could actually feel a bit sorry for them if they weren’t doing such great harm to our country

  40. 40
    Dumb says:

    Yes, the most pitiful out of depth SoS ever.

  41. 41
    The Slog says:

    Justice catches up with G4S at last. Maybe this is just another case of the private sector fleecing the taxpayer via Whitehall naivety: you may have read yesterday that a spending review has found G4S massively over-billed the taxpayer for running the Government’s tagging schemes, in what the minister called “a wholly indefensible and unacceptable state of affairs”.
    G4S you will doubtless recall as the bunch of overclaiming clowns who very nearly screwed up the entire security operation of the London Olympics last year. However, what has several seniors in the ranks of Conservative Big Dicks worried this morning is the media tracing back to precisely who engineered the hiring of G4S….and what that Cabinet Minister’s relationship was with the company. You can also rest assured that Chris Grayling’s wobbly eye has settled upon several senior Sir Humphreys involved in this racket.
    The Minister for Culture Media & Sport at the time was Jeremy Hunt. I remain sure that this is an unhappy coincidence. Let’s see what develops

  42. 42
    John Wayne says:

    The justice secretary says firms have charged for tagging people who were in jail or had died.

    In my day you died with your boots on.

    Do the crematorium operators take ‘em off or leave ‘em on?

  43. 43
    Labour says:

    Bedroom Tax
    Andy Coulson
    Rebekah Brooks
    Food Banks
    Leon Brittan
    Peter Morrison
    Osborne’s paddock scam
    Children left in the pub
    43 Government U-turns
    Cigarette packaging
    Minimum alcohol pricing
    Anthony Bamford
    Adrian Beecroft
    Michael Spencer
    Peter Cruddas

  44. 44
    Raving Loon says:

    I’m supposed to be excited about the government not taking more money off me than it already does? Jeez, thanks!

  45. 45
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    Hope that doesn’t include me…….

  46. 46
    Ah! says:

    Guess he made you redundant. :(

  47. 47
    Tories says:

    Gordon Brown

  48. 48
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Brown, Blair, Balls, Millbands, no money left Byrne and 15 years of Labour together with the bankers, trashed the economy so effectively that it is likely we will take decades to recover. So what is your solution?

  49. 49
    Sit Petra says:

    Why is it when politicians have a re-shuffle it is on the cards that we all end up with a bum hand?.

  50. 50
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Typo: 13 years of Labour

  51. 51
    Ah! Mokika says:


  52. 52
    Albert Twatlock says:

    Today’s episode with G4S is just the beginning. It has the potential to unravel the government. That would be good news. It exposes the utter corruption of the governments relationship with these companies (G4S, A4E, ATOS, to name a few). as being very much against our own interests and finances (ie the people of the UK).

    It may be a pipe dream, but I do hope that they trip up over their own naked and grubby greed and corruption so that they are exposed for what they are before 2015. Or it could all end a lot sooner if Clegg & co did the decent thing, and dissolve the coalition

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Keep him firmly in place. He seems to understand “government” better than most. Love his concern for unwell staff.

  54. 54
    Labour says:


    He was going to clear the deficit, rebalance the economy, keep our AAA credit rating, grow the economy, all that before 2015. Going well isn’t it?

  55. 55
    TOO FAR says:

    FFS they already get paid enough, sometimes for doing FA. Realy pisses me off!

  56. 56
    Ah! Monika says:

    Kremlin security agency to buy typewriters ‘to avoid leaks’

    What’s wrong with pencils?

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    The full military funeral of Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was killed in Woolwich, south-east London, takes place later in Manchester.

    Murdered by muslims.

    RIP Lee.

  58. 58
    Stefan Dennis says:

    It means fuck all to anybody really apart from the sycophantic likes of fat nancy boy Guido and his chums. The public won’t care about what greedy scum fuck replaces what greedy scum fuck in Westminster, as far as most people are concerned they are all thieving, lying, cheating scum, lower than nonces, if fact many of them are nonces. Years ago the people would have taken out the scum that lord it over them, violent revolutions were commonplace in Europe, now, thanks to the likes of Guido’s protector Murdoch and the scum at the BBC most people could not give a fuck, they only care about getting the next iPhone or who fucked who in Eastenders or what steroided retard is throwing his beans up Jordan this week.

  59. 59
    Sit Petra says:

    Oops missed out ‘another’ before the last two words.

  60. 60
    C.O.Jones says:

    Rather simple really, they would borrow to get us out of debt as per Ed Balls. The economy was left so dysfunctional by Blair and Brown that our grand kids will still be paying off the debt.

    Tax and borrow and spend was all they ever did. The term “stealth tax” was introduced under Brown. That was after their 1997 pledge for no new taxes.

    Liars and cheats the lot of them.

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    in BURY – not Manchester

  62. 62
    tick tock tosh says:

    Is it 2015 already? Doesn’t time fly

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Now Hopkins is joining the fray bullying councils now

    Is he also unable to understand democracy. The council was voted in and made lawful rules under explicit laws stating their ability. Now Hopkins is inciting people to protest at the meeting.

    The meetings can only be observed. I wonder what would happen when we protest in HoC against his actions, that have incited hatred and harm to various groups. I bet he would be the first to call for the public area to be cleared.

    Look after democracy for all, and get rid of the lawless bullies.

  64. 64
    Sit Petra says:

    You can write in lemon juice, the script only shows up when heated.

  65. 65
    a non says:

    Too many jokers in the pack, predominantly from the Lib Dems.

  66. 66
    McSHANES laptop emporium ? says:

    Cameron is a renowned five fingerd shuffler

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    If that’s all you worry about as the muzzies run wild then god help us.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Hardly, I am not daft enough to work for him.

  69. 69
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    Stef YOU are the real Guido Fawkes, you talk like one, act like one therefore you are the man

  70. 70
    Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

    They wouldn’t have been allowed to desecrate a corpse so just CHARGED MONEY anyway.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    He understands power, but not government. Do some investigating.

  72. 72
    Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

    Couple of by-elections to go, vote L/L/C for less money in your pocket.

  73. 73
    Sit Petra says:

    Happy Families has got to be Ed Milibands favourite game.

  74. 74
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    I guess he never gets ill, if he does will they dock his salary

  75. 75
    Owen Jones says:

    Goooooood morning everyone!.

  76. 76
    C.O.Jones says:

    The clusterfuck you left was greater than any feared.

  77. 77
    British businessmen says:

    (2 for 1 on citrus office accessories)
    2 для 1 лимон на ленту

  78. 78
    Bertie Blunt says:

    And an apostrophe in “Miliband’s”.

  79. 79
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    He could really say ministers are extremely well paid, when mp’s pay goes up his own pay goes up pro rata

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    It is out of our hands we have now power to intervene. The issue is an internal operational issue and is out side our remit. Please try the police, ha, ha ha.

    Sorry you will just have to pay until such time as we change the contract to make sure you never know about the corruption in the future.

    That was what happened in another similar case.

  81. 81
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    You did not really believe that manifesto did you, these politicos will tell you anything to get into power

  82. 82
    Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

    Morning. Forgive me if I glared and laughed at the Indie in contempt this morning as I walked by it.

  83. 83
    Sit Petra says:

  84. 84
    I vote L for a bit of what's good for me says:

    We -e -e -e e- e- e- e- e- e- and
    Mister, Mister Jooohnes, Mr Joohnes Mr Joohnes Mr Joohnes :)

  85. 85
    McSHANES laptop emporium ? says:

    The government has now done yet another “U” turn , this time on plain packaging on cigarettes , is there one thing Camermong has not yet “U” turned on , with the exception of gay marriage ?

  86. 86
    Len McC says:

    We gotta be extra caireful, to meet at the same place, at the same tiyahhhme.

  87. 87
    Dave the Disaster says:

    These home grown mozzies do so much to enrich our diverse multicultural society. I’m so glad we LibLabConners let all their parents into the country.

  88. 88
    albacore says:

    Lib, Lab and Con, all treacherous jokers
    What they really need are red hot pokers
    Jammed judicially up right up their asses
    For breaking Britain with migrant masses

  89. 89
    Sit Petra says:

    Not the apostrophe police again!

  90. 90
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    What about a tax imposed on those who hold other citizenships as well as UK citizenships, or UK citizens who live abroad fill in HMRC returns, for instance anyone who is an American citizen living abroad has to fill in an IRS return.

  91. 91
    Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:


  92. 92
    Common Purpose says:

    Moira Wallace has close ties to the Common Purpose maggot infestation. Expect her to be in another highly paid job very quickly after her massive pay off. CP look after their helpers and enablers.

  93. 93
    The antidote to socialism, is not more socialism says:

    Hmmm, more tax and spend socialist, economy ruining, gutless traitors, are not the solution.

    Mordaunt: Voted strongly for more EU integration. Voted for Labour’s anti-terrorism laws. Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT.

    Leadsom: Voted for Labour’s anti-terrorism laws. Voted strongly for more EU integration. Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT.

    Davies is the only one you mention ( VAT increase aside ) who is remotely Conservative and as such, as you point out, has no chance.

  94. 94
    albacore says:

    Whirligig Dave, the man without a plan
    Unless the E U tells him that he can
    Do what popped into his head this morning
    (As long as it carries a health warning)

  95. 95
    Vote UKIP, for a non-socialist future says:

    Not so, the third biggest party in the country at the moment, UKIP is pledged to cut government tax and spend policies and as such, is the only party offering an alternative socialist Keynesian bollocks.

  96. 96
    Very Wealthy Wind Farm Gentry says:

    Quite rightly too.

    I am also delighted that rare and migratory birds and protected bat colonies are also not protected by any legislation when minced up at one of my many windfarms. Thus saving me millions in fines and compensation.

    Well done Dave, cometh the hour, cometh the man!

  97. 97

    Pencilled, easy erasable. Ballpenned in is better!!!

  98. 98
    a visitor says:

    He has the cleanest biscuits in the whole of Westminster then!

  99. 99
    a visitor says:

    Is this a case of Reid my lips?

  100. 100
    Village Idiot says:

    I do not see anything wrong with what are called “U” turns! It is government thinking about it and changing the prototype and improving the original idea.It is media particularly the BBC that crow about “U” turns in an attempt to embarrass politicians..
    Original ideas and plans can nearly always be improved upon and sensible ,normal thinkers will do just that! The bbc lefty tribe do not seem to be able to understand,insisting on telling people it,s a “U” turn and must be bad,which is what we have come to expect.An improved idea is surely a good thing!!!!

  101. 101
    Common Sense says:


  102. 102
    Common Sense says:

    And the problem is what caller ?

  103. 103
    Anonymous says:

    There’s me thinking he’s seen local government from the inside.

  104. 104
    Fraser says:

    Bye bye Ms Perry, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Please don’t come back.

    Deeply unimpressive MP.

  105. 105
    Marcus says:

    Claire Perry is probably looking forward to a new (blow) job.

  106. 106
    Jonjo says:

    Gavin Williamson set for PUS

  107. 107
    Allah Akbar says:

    The religion of piss in action again.

  108. 108
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Don’t bottle it up, spit it out,man!

  109. 109
    Mark Wouters says:

    to all coucil tax payers (FOOLS)
    The coucil tax is a criminal scam by Local authorities who have a High court Judjemant aginst them for Liability to pay coucil tax.
    THE summonses are NOT ISSUED BY THE MAGISTRATES COURT BUT BY YOUR COUCIL,they are Breaking the Law its a criminal offence to Issue a summons that not Formaally from the Magistrates or crown court,the Justices of the Peace are IMPERSONATING JUDGES which is another CRIMINAL OFFENCE and JPs CaN be arrested for this.The so called courts are in face Administered by Council staff and this is just a big criminal scam by the COUCIL CRIMINALS.
    Coucil tax is a CONTRACT and our statutes are BY PERSONAL CONSENT,so if you make a payment to them for a 12 month period YOUR ENTERING A CONTRACT,WHERES THE SMALL PRINT ON THES CONTRACTS ???.
    Dont make any agreements to pay as they will then judge youve agree to the CONTRACT.
    Coucil tax is civil /common law and is not a criminal offence not to pay ,its only an offence if you STOP PAYING.
    Coucils are all COMPANIES .
    Baliffs need a court order to take your things ,BUT THEYRE ISSED FROM THE SAME BENT COURTS ,COMMERCIAL COURTS.

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