July 15th, 2014

THE RESHUFFLE: All Today’s Moves as They Happen

7:40pm: Andrew Lansley is stepping down as an MP at the election.

5:40pm: Tobias Ellwood appointed FCO PUSS.

5:00pm: Jo Johnson promoted to Minister of State at Cabinet Office.

4:58pm: Sam Gymiah is PUSS at DfE.

4:02pm: Whips: Mel Stride, Therese Coffey, Ben Wallace & Damian Hinds.

3:59pm: Alun Cairns is PUSS at Wales Office.

2:05pm: Brooks Newmark is Parliamentary Secretary at Cabinet Office.

2:00pm: Ed Vaizey Minister of State at DCMS and BIS.

1:59pm: Brandon Lewis made Minister of State at DCLG.

1:47pm: Andrew Murrison is PUSS at Northern Ireland.

1:46pm: George Freeman becomes Minister for Life Sciences.

1:40pm: Julian Brazier becomes PUSS at MoD.

1:36pm: Desmond Swayne is Minister of State at DFID.

1:33pm: Robert Buckland becomes Solicitor General.

1:22pm: Liam Fox turns down a job at FCO.

1:14pm: Nick Gibb is returning to Government as Minister of State at DfE.

12:30pm: Penny Mordaunt is the new PUSS at DCLG.

12:29pm: Amber Rudd is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DECC.

12:25pm: Priti Patel becomes Exchequer Secretary at the Treasury.

12:25pm: Claire Perry becomes a Transport minister.

12:18pm: Oliver Lewtin becomes Lord Privy Seal.

12:12pm: Anna Soubry is Minister of State at Defence.

12:10pm: John Hayes appointed Minister of State at Transport.

12:07pm: David Gauke is Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

11:35am: Mark Harper appointed Minister of State at DWP.

11:32am: Nick Boles is Minister of State at Education and BIS.

11:30am: Mike Penning is Minister of State at Home Office and MoJ.

11:14am: Matt Hancock is Minister of State for BIS, DECC and Portsmouth. He will attend Cabinet.

11:11am: Jeremy Wright is the new Attorney General.

11.00am: Baroness Stowell replaces Jonathan Hill as Lords Leader.

10:43am: Lord Hill is the PM’s nomination for European Commissioner.

10.34am: Greg Clark becomes Minister for Universities, Cities and Science.

10:27am: Esther McVey continues at DWP and will now attend Cabinet.

9:55am: Michael Fallon is the new Defence Secretary.

9:30am: New Environment Secretary is Liz Truss.

9:25am: Nicky Morgan replaces Gove as Education Secretary.

9.12am: Michael Gove is moved to Chief Whip.



  1. 1
    The Poof In Residence says:


  2. 2
    Goves Black Book of Dirt says:

    Page 1 …

  3. 3
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Owen Patterson is now in prime position to be the stalking horse, in the Autumn, when the 1922 committee come for Cameron’s head, unless the Tories have a 15 point lead over Labour :-)

  4. 4
    Bog Paper says:

    And what does Rick Knobinson say about that?

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    The one person who was finally making a difference in Education, against all the trot vested interests – a bad move in my opinion.

  6. 6
    * BREAKING * says:

    09:19 – Cameron takes his someone else’s service revolver out of his desk drawer and does the right thing.

  7. 7
    Tristram Hunt says:

    Michael Gove has at last been give a position where his inept lack of skill can harm something Britons don’t care about… The Tory party

  8. 8
    Witty Monker says:

    A shame, he was fighting the good fight at the heart of the Leftist establishment.

  9. 9
    Hodgson says:

    Am I still in?

  10. 10
    David Cameron says:


  11. 11
    NUT says:

    Our members will need an inset day to consider the ramifications of the decrease in output and increase in pay, conditions and pensions that will follow this announcement.

  12. 12
    How long will it take? says:

    Sort out this damn bug which opens twenty plus empty pages in Safari in five seconds.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    this is going well

  14. 14
    Lynton says:

    Things are shaping up quite nicely for my TV cabinet.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Fantastic cameron you dipstick only needs to cull ids next to win it for ukip. I spoke to some labour supporters last week and even they discreetly praised gove and ids for taking on the vested interests their party werent brave enough to.

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    Each page earns the landlord money says:

    Fat chance. Do you think he cares?

  17. 17
    Godfrey Bloom says:

    Cameron must have a lot of fridges.

  18. 18
    Helpful says:

    Agreed unless the aim to get the job done without presenting an obvious target for resistance.

  19. 19
    Dave Cameron says:

    In future all my cabinet meetings will be on the sofa.

  20. 20
    ISIS says:

    Behead this infidel.

  21. 21
    Lynton says:

    Whose cabinet? I chose it Cameron, now get back and do what you’re told.

  22. 22
    Gerry Mandering says:

    Promotion for Liz “keep your legs closed” Truss.

  23. 23
    Dave Cameron says:

    OK, but do we all have to smoke?

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    So not all bad then?

  25. 25
    Cameron's last stand says:

    Gove is the one minister that was on top of his brief, had a genuine passion for his job and wanted the very best.

    Madness, complete madness to demote him.

    Cameron thinks that popularity rather than doing the right thing wins elections. Logically he should be right but the electorate is wiser than that.

  26. 26
    Watcher says:


  27. 27
    Birmingham's state education system says:

    We are delighted with this move, and we look forward to going back to the good days of teaching our children that white women are whores.

  28. 28
    Teachers are the last trots standing says:


    Gove is or now was doing what should have been started 40 years ago.

  29. 29
    Dave Cameron says:

    Look pleb, Lynton has told me that I need to tick the diversity box, so if that means creating a cabinet full of the other sex regardless of talent then so be it.

    It’s not like we have to actually do anything these days other than pieces to camera anyway.

  30. 30
    A completely fucked-off British public says:


  31. 31
    Lynton says:

    Afterwards you mean? I don’t know, I’ve never looked and other old jokes.

  32. 32
    Angry Anonymous says:

    Isn’t it funny that all this reshuffle lambada shit is happening as the british government seeks to impose anti-democratic laws on its people in order to fight so called terrorism – mindless, murdering hypocrisy – and where is the opposition? – there is none – the people only exist to serve the fucking establishment

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    You must be joking says:

    Cameron is a fckin loser, didn’t like Gove but he got up the noses of the left’s nasty teachers, who’s idea’s are so out of date they are destroying our kids future with antwacky out of date idea’s no wonder the rest of the world’s kids find better employment prospects in this country than our own who are just thrown on the skip by the companies who think our kids are too thick, god help us from these fckin politican’s and their hangers on and we why wonder the country is in the mess it’s in.

    2015 Camoron Vote UKIP

  34. 34
    Reply completor says:

    …. immigrants.

  35. 35
    Cameron is not a Tory. says:

    Completely agree. This is an awful decision, one that will make the teaching unions think that they have won.

  36. 36
    So much for meritocracy. says:

    Lots of inexperienced people being promoted for no other reason than they’ve got vaginas. Lots of experienced people being sacked because they haven’t.

  37. 37
    One Term Dave says:

    Putin and Al Qaida quake in their boots at useless Dave fills the cabinet with girls.

  38. 38
    Watcher says:

    But replaced by a weak and feeble woman… The end of hope for our children.

  39. 39
    Dave's Last Hoorah says:

    Cameron has taken leave of his senses. When I speak to the remaining few of my friends who still vote Conservative rather than UKIP, Gove and IDS are the two reasons why they are voting for Cameron’s brand of Conservatism

  40. 40
    Putin it about says:

    Good job I have very short hair so it cannot be pulled. But I scratch easy.

  41. 41
    Cameron's promise to reduce immigration says:

    And that’s just in the last 12 months.

  42. 42
    A failed sixth former says:

    Teachers are so far up their own arses its not true.

    At least Gove was standing up to them and coming out with some unpleasant home truths.

    So lets sack him at the beginning of year five of a five year term.

  43. 43
    The BBC says:

    Well done Mr Cameron. We are pleased that you have listened to us.

  44. 44
    Mongo says:

    Behead everybody!

  45. 45
    Anon says:

    I agree. A stupid decision. Gove has been the best Education Secretary in living memory who was actually reforming and improving education. The crowing from the Fascist Teaching Unions has already begun.

  46. 46
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Lots of girlies.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  47. 47
    Postal Voter entitled to compensation says:

    Sadiq was a Human Rights trougher trousering a commission on brown peoples compo claims. And he was at the NCCL.

  48. 48
    non taxable pikey says:

    Dump Safari.

  49. 49
    Cameron in 2015 says:

    “I would like to offer my congratulation to the Labour party for winning this landslide election. Clearly the Tory party have lessons to learn”

  50. 50
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    Cam’s babes ?

  51. 51
    All Boxes ticked. Never mind the substance feel the diversity. says:

    A cabinet picked by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

  52. 52
    bergen says:

    I’m afraid Cameron’s bottled it.

  53. 53
    Davey Cameron says:

    This Nicky Morgan must be OK, I mean, she doesn’t even call herself Nicola on her web site.

  54. 54
    Michael Gove says:

    Vote UKIP.

  55. 55
    Bill Haig says:

    Cameron is purging all direct and indirect connections to p’aedo scandal.

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    visibly shaken says:

    a 12month rest then back to education reform after a tory win is the hope.

    it is a good move. little is going to happen over the next 12 months policy wise and it removes an easy target for the libs and labs to rally against with their stupid followers. they cannot attack a mother in the education dept.

  57. 57
    The BBC says:

    Rubbish! If we’d picked them, they’d all be black and Asian, just like the majority of the British public.

  58. 58
    One stupid decision too far says:

    Time for a leadership change

  59. 59
    David Cameron says:

    They are my ‘Angry Birds’

  60. 60
    Bradfordistan Educational Madrassas RUS says:

    She’ll look nice in bhurka on her ministerial visits to England’s inner city schools.

  61. 61
    The NUT says:

    Nicky Morgan? LOL

  62. 62
    The Controller says:

    Cameron has gone rogue.

  63. 63
    The BBC says:

    And Homosexual. Just like the majority of our staff.

  64. 64
    ECHR says:

    Bring it on Cameron you dipshit.

  65. 65
    Why are we about to lose more viewers says:

    we have a token taking over the sofa slot

  66. 66
    The NUT says:

    Gove out! Gove out! Gove out!

    Hurrah! We are all-powerful! Now we can get back to ruining children’s education with impunity!

  67. 67

    Its a good day if you have tits and need a job

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Like most zealots, not only was Gove repugnant to many, he tended to overlook essentials such as how academies and free schools can be overseen.

  69. 69
    One-term Dave says:

    I’ve surrounded myself with tits and I’ll soon need a job.

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    You must be joking says:

    Reckon Camoron has been told by the out of date idiots who advise him, that he needs the women’s vote, I think the ordinary woman who don’t live in London, don’t give a sh1t and will vote the way she wants, May 2015 will find Camoron out on Downing street telling us about the exciting five years he had and it’s nice to see red ED take the reins

    I will vote UKIP

  71. 71
    nell says:

    I am sorry to hear that Gove is being moved – he was doing a good job in Education

  72. 72
    Middle-east terrosit living with his pussy cat in Ealing (who has a right to a familiy life) says:

    I agree with my friend Sad-dick

  73. 73
    Down with the youf because I can't spell my own name says:

    Surprised she doesn’t call herself ‘nyki’.

  74. 74
    Anna Soubry, Irony lady says:

    If I get promoted, I’ll be out of my depth, but at least my support for Nick Clegg in the EU debates with Farage will have been rewarded….and the boss will have been impressed by that embarrassing effort I made on QT to channel Maggie Thatcher.

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    UKIP says:

    Oh no! If there was one thing that would make UKIP voters return to the Tories, it was replacing all the decent ministers with mummies. Now they’re definitely going to win the general.

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    “Moves as They Happen”
    Isn’t the litmus test whether anyone notices an iota of difference, as a result of their passing? If not, then are they not individually and collectively as interchangeable as any other set of unexceptional spare parts?
    Meanwhile Dave has announced his intention to blow a small fortune, which we don’t got, in the forlorn hope of combating terrorism. He might do better investing in a new brain. Although financing that could necessitate a public bank-account emptying bail-in. Alternatively he could have his current device reprogrammed and thus upgraded for free. Simply by acquainting his version of reality with the real thing. Primarily though acknowledging existence of all those illegal schools, shown on Dispatches last night. ‘Academies’ that are teaching delusion, as their major specialist subject. Secondarily, he might instruct Mike’s successor to make critical thinking a mandatory part of the universal syllabus instead. So our kids can undertake the task no government appears up to. Pray tell which part of, we will never eliminate ideological illusion by use of apish aggression, needs lucubration?

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Only Owen Paterson can save the Tory party now.

    Unless he challenges for the leadership in the Autumn then prepare for a landslide victory for Miliband :-(

  78. 78
    Exit the Mekon says:

    Oh dear, that will teach you to take your brief seriously and attempt to repair our broken education system.

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    You didn’t like him. Tough. Doing the right thing is never popular with those doing the wrong thing.

  80. 80
    Sue Denim says:

    Or even rouge – to match the lipstick.

  81. 81
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    It’s a shame Call Me Dave didn’t reshuffle himself to the backbenches and Osborne to a Travelodge laundry service.

  82. 82
    Anna Soubry, Irony lady says:

    Good god, appalling woman

  83. 83
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Are you finally realising that Dave is a total loser yet Nell?

  84. 84
    non taxable pikey says:

    The Independent using photographs of Assad’s attacks on Syrian towns and calling them Israeli attacks on Gaza.
    http://ind.pn/1mQAwBa pic.twitter.com/2vK0vdLYz5

  85. 85
    The BBC says:

    Totally representative cross section of some bits of London.

  86. 86
    Exit the Mekon says:

    What terrorism would that be then? The biggest threats to our way of life are the continued membership of Mrs Merkel’s Fourth Reich.

  87. 87
    Captain Wellington says:

    Agreed. I will not be voting for Cameron next election – running a government to enhance electability is a disgrace. Beside I am a white, middle aged, middle class, male – a catholic, a married heterosexual. In my heart of British hearts I quite like Europe and don’t want to leave. Like Bill Hague i am tired of the whole damn business.

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    Dorkass says:

    What makes you think women cant be pea dough filly yaks?

  89. 89
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Now will you vote UKIP? :-)

  90. 90
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    You’ve got less than 10 months to plan your emigration before Mong the Miliband takes over with a landslide.

  91. 91
    Hugh Rae Henry says:

    Cameron has sacked a lot of his wankers because they have cocks.
    He’s promoting a lot of wimmin because they don’t.

    When are both genders going to discover their bollocks and sack him??

  92. 92
    Derek Laud says:

    How is this going to cover up for the stalled enquiry?

  93. 93
    Looks Like Obama Was Right says:

    Dave really is a light weight. Demoting Gove one of very few ministers he had who had real interest in their brief and had an agenda to try and improve it just goes to show Dave is pure PR shite.
    He’s lucky Labour have got Millibean.

  94. 94
    Blind_leading_the_blind says:

    Talking of grey middle-aged men – Michael Fallon

  95. 95
    Witty Monker says:

    Appeasing the Left and the Grauniad is Cameron’s thing. He is suspicious of anyone with an ideological compass because he lacks one himself.

  96. 96
    Estelle Morris and Ruth Kelly says:

    Nicky will be as brilliant as we were.

  97. 97
    Sally Bercow says:

    I think I shall reactivate the ” Comment of the day ” bored face

  98. 98
    Love Europe Hate the EU says:

    Being in the EU is nothing to do with liking or disliking Europe.

    A totally false argument.

    UKIP has no quarrel with Europe,

    The Quasi communist political organisation called the EU is what should be disliked, so disliked that it is stamped out and the people of Europe have their own democracies restored.

    The Common Market was a good idea, but it was never their intent, which was a European Super state accountable to no one.

  99. 99
    nell says:

    Ah bliar’s human rights act that he wrote so his wife could become a legal expert and earn loadsamoney.

    Getting rid of any supporter of that iniquitous act has got to be good.

  100. 100
    Sam Cam says:

    In a nutshell.

  101. 101
    Laura Kuenssberg says:

    Tonight on Newsnight, Kirsty Wark looks at the latest hairstyles, Emily Maitlis covers clothes, and I have an in-depth interview on make-up.

    It’s going to be fab!

  102. 102
    Andy Gray says:

    I’d Smash that enviroment bird

  103. 103
    The Lone Ranger says:

    +1 Grove was one of the few Tories who spoke sense.

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    visibly shaken says:

    “Our community will simply not tolerate any nonsense that interferes with first class teaching of our children.

    “Both Saltley School and Park View have delivered outstanding results over the last few years and we will simply not put up with anything that threatens those high standards”

    Liam Byrne LAB MP, 07/03/14

    Can someone in the MSM ask Liam Byrne if he stands by these words next time they see him?


  105. 105
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Cam’s Clitorati?

  106. 106
    táxpáyér says:

    Dave should reshuffle himself somewhere.

  107. 107
    A cabinet of all the talents says:

    At least the back of Dave’s fridge will be clean.

  108. 108
    Bumservative Partaaay says:

    …in Folkstone.

  109. 109
    Ockham's Razor says:

    This is all window dressing whilst the back door is left wide open.

  110. 110
    Ripley says:

    Hague leaving politics? Any one see that coming?

    Any Hague stories about to break?

  111. 111
    Bumservative Partaaay says:

    …full of skeletons.

  112. 112
    Confucious the Voter says:

    London may seem to be influential but still only amounts to a small portion of the UK landmass.

  113. 113
    táxpáyér says:

    Green helmet guy is obviously now a independent “journalist”.

  114. 114
    Bumservative Partaaay says:

    Join UKIP.

  115. 115
    Will the last Tory turn the lights out? says:

    No widely mentioned is the sacking of Owen Paterson, who is a TORY.

  116. 116
    táxpáyér says:

    Anna Soubry, Oikophobe (like all in the LibLabCon party).

  117. 117
    Bumservative Partaaay says:

    You should be in Cam’s cabinet Nell – humourless and robotic.

  118. 118
    HIGNFY says:

    Our star act is coming back.

  119. 119
    a parent says:

    You’ve got another INSET day on Friday.

  120. 120
    Bumservative Partaaay says:

    Everyone else has.

    Did you dribble before you shot?

  121. 121
    A great big mess says:

    Fallon ?

    Have you ever heard and seen him fannying about on that Select Committee ?

  122. 122
    táxpáyér says:

    He liked PIE?

  123. 123
    Anonymous says:

    And full of peado’s. Oh wait a second. No change

  124. 124
    Dave says:

    Angelina turned down my offer.

  125. 125
    2nd surprise of the day says:

    That is something UKIP need to address. If anyone, who has the slightest awareness of what is really happening, is thinking of voting Liblabcon, then there is still work to be done.

  126. 126
    Anonymous says:

    Why is Hunt still in? Is he a close personal friend of PM? Seems to have been a complete liability.

  127. 127
    Lynton says:

    Sorry, not telegenic, had to go.
    Well, not sorry at all really, I have no interest in your little country, I only get paid for winning elections.

  128. 128
    Mad,mozzie Medievalist says:

    You have NO human rights under islam. Submit !

  129. 129
    Ich bin ein Berliner says:

    it looks as if the EU exit door has been kicked off its hinges.

  130. 130
    The Buggerati says:


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    visibly shaken says:

    its not going to happen I am afraid. the man is covered in badger blood. the soppy british public wouldn’t vote for him.

  132. 132
    Norman Smith BBC Political Sound Effects Dept. says:

    Kaboom! Whoosh! Whooooaa! Chug-chug-chug! Dooosh! I’m coming! Urgggh! Kerpowww!

  133. 133
    Common Porpoise says:

    With Cameron’s seal of approval, how many new cabinet members are Common Purpose graduates?

  134. 134
    Tuco says:

    Who the hell is that? One bastard goes in, another one comes out.

  135. 135
    vera says:

    Hear, hear. Couldn’t have said it better. Leaving the EU should be done as soon as possible and is not the same at all as leaving Europe, a physical impossibility.

  136. 136
    Seb Coe says:

    OOOOOOOO Did you say back door?

  137. 137
    Bumservative Partaaay says:

    Do you know how William Hague makes his doughnuts?

  138. 138
    táxpáyér says:

    Read between the lines on this one.


    “he is fond of ranches in Montana” Was that where they filmed brokeback mountain?

  139. 139
    inside out says:

    Cameron like all politicians treats the electorate with contempt.He thinks shoving a few women into his Cabinet because the focus groups suggest Government is too “white and male”,will do the trick.Not a chance anybody voter with half a brain will see through this ploy.But there again what do you expect from someone whose only job in the real world,was PR for TV company,and that only for 3 yrs.

  140. 140
    Kevin in accounts says:

    Ken Clark being put forward as our EU Commissioner .

  141. 141
    táxpáyér says:

    However leaving the EU customs cartel lets us trade freely with the (more profitable than europe) world.

  142. 142
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    He might be a Tory but he has been a crap Minister.

  143. 143
    Stalking Horse says:

    Only a fucktard like Dave could sack a lot of Hunts in order to promote a lot of…..oh, hang on a minute…

  144. 144
    You must be joking says:

    We don’t have a Conservative party in this country anymore, we have a political party that represents itself as a Conservative party but should be called Camorons Conservative party, which will prove how popular it is in May 2015 when it’s leader is finally dumped and takes the next 15 years reforming itself with some real people running it, just in time to fight Britain becoming a sharia state.

  145. 145
    Oscar Pissed-up-ious says:

    I’m so anxious and depressed about accidentally on purpose murdering my bitch by accident that I have to go to nightclubs and get involved bar-brawls.

    Please feel sorry for me.

  146. 146
    inside out says:

    He wanted the basics for all children leaving primary school.The ability to read and write.Once children have that they can at least try and make something of their lives.

  147. 147
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    I said a stalking horse, to make way for a leadership challenge for someone else to come through.

  148. 148

    Nah, all the wimmin will turn up with their M & S dildos and beat the bugger to death.
    “Free Willy – with every Cabinet job”.

  149. 149
    visibly shaken says:

    McVey to stay does this mean IDS is going nowhere?

  150. 150
    Village Idiot says:

    …Tokenism turns me off political parties,but Europe turns me off the tory party, even though I had supported them for 40yrs!…. I cannot vote for a party that supports the very thing, that, in my opinion, has been a costly error, and damaged our country, during the time we have been in it!
    …Until tory ideology changes, they are not for me and nothing but a withdrawl would suffice…..UKIP to hold the balance,maybe?

  151. 151
    Anna Soufle says:

    I am a WHiner,I mean WINNER.

    Look, I may be going as mad as a hatter but I have a strong voice, talking bollox is non consequential.

  152. 152
    Ockham's Razor says:

    People under the age of 40 are going to say that more women is a good thing but then will probably not vote anyway.

    People over the age of 40 are going to say that the loss of experience is a bad thing with only a token advantage to be gained. But they will vote – for UKIP.

  153. 153
    The ugly says:


    You not what you are..!!….. You’re a filthy son of a ….(whah wa wah)

  154. 154
    inside out says:

    Trouble is,he would probably miss.

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    visibly shaken says:


  156. 156
    You must be joking says:

    TV or the dreams that make tv comes from there and Manchester and don’t think these woman’s programmes don’t have women’s mind changing power, just watch how that gardener changed the gardens of Britain and replaced plants, with consumer high quality expensive wood planks nailed together.

  157. 157
    What a minger says:

    Apparently she’s a single mother – you’d have to be desperate to fuck that.

  158. 158
    visibly shaken says:

    I think you are clutching at straws Cameron will only go if they lose the GE

  159. 159
    You might be disappointed says:

    NUTrots, don’t crack open the Champers just yet, Morgan is not the pushover you were hoping for. She voted against bumsex-marriage, unlike one Michael Gove.

  160. 160
    Esther says:

    That untrussed Lizzie may delight middle aged eyes
    But in the long run a good bra would be wise.

    You’ll make them sore, love.

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    Anonymous says:

    Very sad. All that had to happen for the Tories to win next year was for Cameron to be replaced by someone with principles and guts, such as Gove.

  162. 162
    8umboy 8illy Hague says:

    I’m free!

  163. 163
    Small Dog says:


  164. 164
    What no Domane name .eng there's a suprise says:

    Just re arranging the deck chairs on the SS UK Titanic, Hopefully put out of its misery on the 15Th of September.

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    Larry the Cat says:

    They tell me that the back of the fridge in the cabinet office is going to be squeaky clean from now on. I’ll have to put the mice I bring in somewhere else.

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    dai charitably says:

    no – these are all demotions – people of little talent or ability going to what are (or will be soon) non-jobs

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    Anal Duncan says:

    Need some oil love?

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    Jonathan Mackie says:

    Transformation of the Conservative Party into the SDP is complete.

    It’s very sad and depressing. UKIP has to be the solution to restoring some sort of right of centre future.

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    666 says:

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    BBC Breaking News says:

    Angelina Jolie takes her place in the House of Lords and will be Dave’s minister to the luvvies.

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    FrankFisher says:

    Unbelievable. Cameron is without doubt the worst Prime Minister in living memory. What happened to the idea of meritocracy? Gove was doing a good job, fighting a good fight – the unions will reckon they have won.

    Awful awful reshuffle, awful awful PM.

    Vote UKIP and grind this cretin’s face into the dirt.

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    Gove gone? Cameron is on panic mode. This will not Save him at the next Election. Panic NIgel is around. Roll on the Election May 2015. Labour can’t wait for the Election which they will win by default.
    What mess we will be in after the election

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The only place IDS is going is to UKIP :-)

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    Sergei Sukmiov says:

    She’s very fond of her Uncle Willy – they’ll probably find a space for her under the Cabinet table.


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    The reality says:

    Well he hasn’t actually. Had some bad press over badgers but any minister would have got slated for culling cuddly badgers. Other than that he’s had a very good stint.

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    Nah. He’s too busy doing nothing.

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    P Doe, MP says:

    I’ve been made minister for children.

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    I'll be back... probably not. says:

    There was nothing wrong with free schools as an idea, but politically they were a mistake and took up too much time for the tiny proportion of children in them. Shame the Governator could not have finished getting rid of the blob, and given children a better chance of a good education..

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    Willy Pullitoff says:

    Any company that sacks their best managers and panders to this stupid equality agenda would soon be in trouble.Unless they are completely deluded, any CEO making these sort of decisions would take the blame for the ensuing mess and fall on their sword. Interesting run up to the election.

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    Sir Walter Tyrell says:

    One or two of us can remember Margaret Thatcher as Education Secretary, when she saved a whole generation of children from the horrors of warm, sour, homogenised milk (and closed the widely derided secondary moderns but that was more controversial).

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    Fucking Marvellous says:

    And so, all these twats get an immediate £20k pay rise and the twats leaving get £20k plus as many iPads as they can carry on the way out…

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    Lard Pressclott of Beams, Bellies, Banjos, Bulimia, two bog seats, two Jags & Shags. says:

    Have they both got croquet lawns ?

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    Oh dear. Here we go again. says:

    Fallon as Secretary of Defence? Since he is a member of the Treasury Select Committee, does this mean we can expect even more cuts to Defence? Face. Palm.

    We don’t need defence. We have all those returning Jihadi’s who will fight for us, to help us keep our way of life.

  184. 184
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    But they are bound to lose with Call Me Dave in charge, so they have nothing to lose by calling a leadership election.

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    David Owen says:

    I was offered the EU job, but Alphonso said he didn’t like Belgians.

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    The stupid cuvt wouldn’t know how to work it. He’ll need someone else to blow his brains out. The sooner the better. He’s only a bumsex promoting weakling with a PPE and fuck all real world experience.

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    Ayatollah Harmony says:

    Don’t worry…be happy. Ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai etc

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    Sam — FFS put some strychnine in tosspot’s tea asap.

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    nell says:

    LOL! labour hypocrisy is so amusing to watch!

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    Esther says:

    Why are some titles in blue and underlined, are they on direct gchq links or something?

  191. 191
    Esther says:

    Gizza a job!

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    Whois Nicky Morgan says:

    She may not be the Fanny that they are hoping for. Mr Gove was fighting the entire blob single-handedly. A less direct and more devious person would have got the blob to eat itself. Sounds like a job for a woman.

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    Vienna Woods says:

    Cameron has been a disaster for the Conservatives since day-one! A lightweight ideas-man without any depth of character, springing from bad decision to bad decision. An inept, shallow man with no foresight, who can never judge the implications of his completely idiotic and clumsy handling of everything he touches. I can quite believe that he is jealous of anyone that has a better press than he receives. In reality he is an odious creature of little, if any, talent!

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    nell says:

    I wonder if militwit is going to follow suit and revamp his shadow cabinet ?

    sideline edballs and make yvette shadow chancellor, sideline burnham and make dianeabbott shadow health secretary ….. he has endless amongst his talentless mp’s.

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    Confucious the Voter says:

    Croquet is to be granted Official EU Sport status, and member states will henceforth be required to provide unlimited statutory funding.

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    We see our ever expanding project still on course. You will all be slaves in our new empire. Gove wouldn’t even touch our mad drassas or delve too deeply into our take over in ALL your cities, not just Brum.

    You will be banned from clapping, singing, showing body shape and faces, arms and legs. You will not wear ties although these would help us to string you up.

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    Tremulous Dave says:

    Have you got a strap-on?

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    great questions of our time says:

    Why aren’t parents who starve their children
    during Ramadan arrested for child abuse?

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Miliband just has to keep stum and let Call Me Dave hand him the keys to No. 10 for the next 15 years.

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    Wah wah pedal says:

    Gove was one of the few people I had any faith in. He tore his opposition apart and injected a much needed dose of common sense in to education.

    He made it clear that unions and the left do not run education and, using skill, wit and a good deal of intelligence pissed over anybody that argued against common sense.
    Cameron ditches him and leaves that vile, champagne Socialist Hunt with the last laugh.

    I’m voting UKIP, the Tories can sod off now.

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    a British woman says:

    I don’t need a lecture on human rights from a Muslim.

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    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Shouldn’t you be praying to your sky fairy instead of crapping all over this site?

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    Anonymous says:

    Get rid of the fluff and put some real Conservatives in the Cabinet. Conservatives who are in touch with public opinion such as Jacob Rees-Mogg and Dominic Raab. Michael Gove was doing a good job at education, he perry much nailed the problems with the education system, and now it will be all change. Why oh why did you not get rid of Vince Cable? There is lots of talent in the Conservative party you just need to deploy them. My Cameroon you are too shallow, you are a sycophant and the public knows it.

    No one knows what you believe in, I do you believe in power. It is sad but true, you have not followed any Conservative agenda. No Conservative would sign up to the European arrest warrant, no Conservative would support the UK-US extradition treaty. No Conservative would pout 7% stamp duty on houses.

    Put some Conservatives in your cabinet if you want to get elected.

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    You must be joking says:

    You can see the smug smile on the NUT rep’s face on tv now that Gove has gone, I really don’t understand Camoron, our kid’s futures are in enough trouble without them coming out of school brainwashed with NUT and the left’s propaganda and losing out to the rest of the world, our kid’s will end third world impoverished, Camoron is really an agent of the EU and the left. .

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    rabblerouser says:

    Why hasn’t the useless Ed Vaizey been sacked from DCMS?

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    Cheeks R Us says:

    When will the Willy Vague story break?.

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    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Fucking trot teachers have got rid of Gove by getting to the gutless bastard Camercnut somehow or other.

    The ConLibLab phoenix fledgling is flapping its nascent flight feathers again. We’ll burn the fuckers off in 2015.

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    You’ve got less than 10 months to emigrate if you don’t want to live under Mong the Miliband as Britain is absorbed into a United States of Europe.

    Get packing NOW!

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    Wah wah pedal says:

    Cameron is mental – that’s the only thing I can think of.

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    Pob had served his purpose. School swots are not the flavour of the time, this is the under performing talent show big bruvva useless chav UK you know, not a high performing New Sunni outfit.

    We look forward to finding dirt on the next victim, ….a woman…this is a declaration of hostility on our faith and you will pay. Women are dogs.

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    Lao tzu says:

    Cameroon is hoping that lots of female widow dressing will distract people’s attention from the igniting bomb shell that Westminster is run by nonces and peados. He’s also hoping it’ll make people forget that up until yesterday, a serving cabinet minister has been involved in very sick sex parties just like many conspiracy theorists have been saying for years

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    Charlie says:

    Free Schools gave parents and teachers who wanted to educate children a chance to do so. It showed up many poorly run comprehensives. Many cultural marxists blame lack of money rather than poor teaching for poor results.

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    Bob cuntface Crow says:

    The kids coming through had a little glint of hope with Gove that they might actually finish school being employable.They are now fucked.Thanks for trying though Michael.

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    Casual Observer 2 says:

    If you’d waited until now instead of dying, you could have each married your favourite bumboy, thanks to Bumsex Dave.

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    MSM4 says:

    Very popular with the Trojan Horse whisperers too

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    what a gay dave says:

    The trouble is that gay dave has left it too late for this to look like anything other than a panic move

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    visibly shaken says:

    it will shut the NUT up during the election and then the Tory’s will carry on with the burning of the teaching unions after the GE hopefully.

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    You are woman. Silence, dog.

  219. 219
    Grease-Moggy says:

    I cannot become part of the Government, as I was, and am, against Dave’s bumsex marriage legislation

  220. 220
    Gossard says:

    That untrussed Lizzie may delight middle aged eyes
    But in the long run a good bra would be wise.

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    Sad Dick Habib says:

    Cos theys mozzie init.

  222. 222
    Anonymous says:

    “it’s” – twat . . .

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    visibly shaken says:

    esther mcvey looks pretty peeved in spite of a “promotion” hmmm

  224. 224
    Sad Dick Habib says:

    They all love PIE.

  225. 225
    Curious says:

    Does the Prophet allow doggy style among the faithful?

  226. 226
    Cosmo Smallpiece says:

    To sack his cook?

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    visibly shaken says:

    you forget that 90% of the populous don’t follow politics until 5 minutes before entering the polling booths.

  228. 228
    Hear All See All says:

    Do more than vote- join the party.
    I’ve never done it before , but now a fully paid up member of………..
    I feel better for doing too.

  229. 229
    Cocks R Us says:

    And I thought it was so he would increase his monthly quota of blowjobs.

  230. 230
    Timothy McVeigh says:

    Is lunch ready yet mom?

  231. 231
    Maximus says:

    Promoted from Minister for Fun up to Health, and right now The Invisible Man. I wonder what exactly the Berkeley’s Auntie Ginny has on the Dopey Dormouse?

  232. 232
    Sally down the alley says:

    I took Dave to see the Vagina Monologues; he’s going to be getting a lot of those in Cabinet now.

  233. 233
    Hear All See All says:

    Cameron cannot remove Cable who is a Lib Dem, in case you hadn’t realized.

  234. 234
    Cocks R Us says:

    I wonder how much use they got recently?.

  235. 235
    Red Ed says:

    Cam’s Twats

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    Hear All See All says:

    Cameron has no chance next May

  237. 237
    Baroness Warsi says:

    Why me no get FCO job?

    I is well dark.

    You is racialistismistic innit.

    What’s number for Employment Tribunal?

    Can you dial it for me?

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    a voter says:

    Local and Euro election successes for UKIP proved that’s not the case.
    The electorate are far better informed than the political classes give us credit.

  239. 239
    enemies enemy says:

    Israel and Gaza cease fire


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    Hear All See All says:

    Perhaps that is because politicians only lose their invisibility cloak when seeking re-election shortly before an election.

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    Anonymous says:

  242. 242
    Cheeks R Us says:

    An extremely close friend.

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    visibly shaken says:

    what was the turnout? ok I revise 90% to 65% of the electorate happy?

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    Anonymous says:

    Thankfully they are too busy working and trying to support the country.

    They should not have to bother about the corruption within, they put the politicians in place to stop the corruption coming in.

    But as all hard working people find out, the rewards of their work will be stolen from them, by those very same corrupt politicians.

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    Village Idiot says:

    …..”You have woken up,but it has always been this way, and it costs a lot in well paid non-jobs with pensions that are funded by the taxpayer.”

  246. 246
    Tits R Us says:

    Get some Polo mints and a bit of sellotape that will keep the shiny.

  247. 247
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    When are we getting a Minister for Manchester seeing as Portsmouth now has its own Minister :-)

  248. 248
    Uncle Joe says:

    You really have no idea what a proper purge is.

  249. 249
    Catholic Priest says:

    Cameron is taken in by Donkey Smith’s claims of progress, shallow claims, never verified by external inquiries.

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    Tin Foil Hat Watch says:

    And you know all this how?

  251. 251
    Islam Is Shite says:

    He commands it, otherwise you might hit the wrong orifice. Ali Foo Bah.

  252. 252
    PC says:

    ….”Any, erm….you know,..um…..non, oops, erm, well, you know,…sort of..um…boat people, no..not that, um..the fuzzy wuzzies or summat,er, not like us type,pale,male,stale??????

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    Tin Foil Hat Watch says:

    Cuz the external inquiries were even less credible.

  254. 254
    Anonymous says:

    Its’ going to be a ‘FEMIDOM’ cabinet.

  255. 255
    Handycock Whips it out says:

    Did I see my name mentioned in Cabinet?
    I knew my time would cum

  256. 256
    Anonymous says:

    So good, you said it twice

  257. 257

    Interesting view from Fleetstreetfox:

    “Meanwhile on HMS Coalition, Dave is drawing tits on the deckchairs.”

  258. 258
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Why doesn’t ‘Call Me Fuckin’ Useless Dave’ just go the whole hog and have all 300 Tory MPs in the cabinet as Minister for the town they represent.

    No more backbenchers to worry about, but he’ll need to get the carpenters in to extend the cabinet table :-)

  259. 259
    Bumservative Partaaay says:

    The ones involved are all left handed.

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    Divine Sarah says:

    Sorry, I think the teacher unions are commies rather than fascists. That aside, I must agree that Michael has been the greatest Tory EdSec since Margaret. He will be sorely missed by all in his party who love children.

    And another thing – would it not be Gideon who is best qualified to be chief whip?

  261. 261
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Wavy Davy is proving himself to be the cretin we all thought he was!

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    visibly shaken says:

    bbc business news – what a joke

  263. 263
    The two Muppets says:

    Michael Gove will be excellent as the Chief Whip , He is respected by
    the vast majority of the Conservative Party ,and in the run up to the
    G .Election ,a strong willed individual is needed .
    He has prepared the groundwork for his successor as Education Secretary
    and his reforms will be ongoing .

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    Anonymous says:

    All I know about Gove is every time I attend my children’s school teacher’s are always having a sligh dig at him………In my eyes he must be doing a fantastic job…….

  265. 265
    The former President of Ukraine says:

    I have worked in women dominated environments.

    Just leave two ambitious women side by side and watch the sparks fly.

    I do not think Dave really knows what he has done.

  266. 266
    Ron Manager says:

    You know…isn’t it…Truss sex…who’s the father?…envirobollocks…goalposts for log burner…likes a bit of wood licking up the chimney…isn’t it?…you know…furry face…isn’t it?

  267. 267
    The two Muppets says:

    What are you on ?

  268. 268
    Bob Crows' Cat says:

    This reshuffle Guido… All power to your elbow for the updates but the LONG Summer recess is about to happen and then on return they all bugga off for Party conferences, a bit of rough sex in the corridors then its Christmas break then in March next year the General Election. So none of the new Totty intake will have time to massage their briefs…. Couple of lookers. McVey was wearing the bouncy bra this morning….scrubs up well but needs a bloody hair cut and elocution lessons. Cameron seems to have dumped the baldies, but those with hair still hang onto the Grecian2000

  269. 269
    Tuco says:


    You want to know who you are? Huh? Huh? You don’t, I do, everyone does… you’re the son of a thousand fathers, all of them bastards like you.

  270. 270
    Bob Crows' Cat says:

    RMS Titanic not SS Titanic

  271. 271
    FrankFisher says:

    Does the word “meritocracy” mean anything to you?

  272. 272
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Maggie Thatcher got to become leader of the Tory party on merit.

    If she were still alive today she would be appalled at the thought of all women shortlists or US-style affirmative action.

  273. 273
    Tea Bag says:

    Goves state education reforms are largely complete. At least enough to take care of themselves until the next term (if the Tories return) and he’ll jump straight back in to education.

    For now, the Tories have stuffed in “a woman” to try and convince idiot lefty teachers that they can now vote for a woman now, as most of them are either feminists or rug munchers who hate men, let alone Gove.

    Political manoeuvre. Will the leftists take the bait?

  274. 274
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Esther McVey can massage my briefs any day :-)

  275. 275
    Black box Esther McVey says:

    I’d like to formally apologise for bragging in the House of Commons that unemployment had reduced by 400,000 since 2010 when the actual figure is a reduction of 7,000.
    – Bit of a blonde moment there.
    I don`t think the boss noticed my glaring ignorance…….must keep fawning…

  276. 276

    This Wiki Article needs some serious updating:


    The ‘failure’ count is a bit higher than success, but failures do tend to be noticed more.

    Some notable failures not listed (as no cites exist just yet I guess…):

    Gulf War 2
    War on terror generally
    Possibly: !ran

    You should see a pattern.

    Note that it is understood that this method of diplomacy does have significant downside risks if it goes wrong for the coercer, up to and including loss of credibility.

    Russ!a seems to have figured out a way of subverting it – another reason I would put Dr K’elley’s death at their door. (An active-measure with a provokatsiya twist)

    This policy tool is very hazardous and fails when an opponent calls your bluff.

    In that situation the coercer is in a bind.

    Letting rip with delivering on a promise of a’rmageddon will cost you $’s and get you bad press, both at home and abroad.

    Not delivering on a’rmageddon makes you look weak and destroys credibility, thus emboldening others to call your bluff also.

    In either case the policy device becomes redundant, which does actually increase the probability of proper fighting wars occurring.

    The lose-lose downside – with very little scope for recovery – also provides perfect propaganda for a hostile to use in order to subvert a domestic government for purposes of perhaps staging a peaceful coup or insurgency.

    Worth mulling before ridiculing completely H’ague’s replacement.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  277. 277
    Squealer says:

    One winkle bad, two jubblies good! One winkle bad, two jubblies good!

  278. 278
    Who cares? says:


  279. 279
    Anonymous says:

    This is starting to look like a political Amsterdam.

  280. 280
    Harridan Harmanhater says:
  281. 281
    Anonymous says:

    Philip Hammond has a very annoying voice , he whistles as he talks .

  282. 282
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

  283. 283
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Why only this morning on R4 he said he was in favour of all women shortlists, Petula Clarke?.

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    You must be joking says:

    Soubrey Minister of Defence, Dave is avin a larf or maybe he’ll use her as his secret weapon, big mouth and no brains, he really is a wally.

  285. 285
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    No mention yet of who the new Secretary of State for Paper Clips is or the new Minister of Silly Walks :-)

  286. 286
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    We had a Latin teacher at my old grammar school who did the same, nicknamed Whistler.

  287. 287
    Anna Soubry, Irony lady says:

    Defence it is then….good god, a stupid woman in that position of responsibility. Let her own family go fight in the EU army she’ll be signing UK forces up for. Cùnt

  288. 288
    Anonymous says:

  289. 289
    Dangerous Brian says:

    No you don’t, but you are still going to get one.

  290. 290
    You must be joking says:

    So the lesbians and feminists who hate men want women in charge but don’t want men in charge because they hate men, equality at it’s best, just tells you how fucked up this country is, yes a real swear word.

  291. 291
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Ken you’re no Esther McVey, so it’s time to hang up the hush-puppies and spend more time with your jazz mags :-)

  292. 292
    well there's a surprise says:

    Because BBC staffers go straight from their posh
    schools and unis straight into well paid jobs at the
    corp.without any experience of life in business or
    the real world.

  293. 293
    Jack Dromey says:

    I didn’t get where I am today without all-women shortlists.

  294. 294
    Liberal Handycock says:

    I fancy a go on that bird.

  295. 295
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Oliver Letwin becomes Lord Privy Seal.

    Has Two-Shags-Two Jags-Two Bogs Prescott broken the toilet seat again. :-)

  296. 296
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Oliver Letwin becomes Lord Privy Seal.

    Someone get me a club :-)

  297. 297
    Useless old trout says:

    Send her to the Caliphate.
    Let her prove herself there

  298. 298
    The EU says:

    I have been reformed?

  299. 299
    Ed Milibiscuit says:

    Probably due to NHS dentistry. It’s the envy of the world, you know.

  300. 300
    r says:

    @Vienna Woods

    Well said- couldn’t have put it better.

  301. 301
    Owen Jones says:

    Oh no!

    Far too many of those have front bottoms.

    Makes me feel rather anal today.

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    Whistleblower says:

    Perhaps Guido would like to look into the below.

    i am a former member of private office working for the home Secretary’s Jacqui Smith and for a short while Alan Johnson. During my time working for Jacqui Smith there was an issue with leaking i had nothing to do with this and so frankly it did not concern me until one day a work colleague I had until recently sat next to disappeared. His mane was Christopher Galley and he had been leaking to the then Shadow Minister for Immigration You may recall the furore caused by the Police’s decision to raid his office over at the House of Commons a raid carried out by Anti Terror Police i believe that these Police were formally know as special branch special branch communicate with the security Security Service.

    I must confess I did know Mr Galley both professionally and socially though I was never anything to do with his leaking I did not and for that matter still don’t condone his behaviour After an extended period of time myself having been interviewed by the Police (whist sat at the Home Secs mtg table) it was decided by the CPS not to press charges. I was shocked and still more shocked to find that I was thereafter I believe still subject to a very frightening surveillance campaign carried out I’m not entirely sure by whom. I eventually decided to talk to my line manager the PS responsible for the Security Service. In brief shortly thereafter I was informed not to worry and that the investigation into me was over. The pressure however remained intense for various reasons and In my opinion it’s possible that the PS responsible for Security Service issues and who was also my line manager was spying on me.

    I would just like to point out that one of Jacqui Smiths special advisers was Katie Myler who went on to work for Ed Milliband she is also the daughter of Colin Myler the last editor of the news of the world…….

    Ultimately it became to much and I felt forced to leave the Home Sec’s private office I was moved into the Home Office Communications department it didn’t work out these issues continued to follow me. The election came and went and some considerable time later i was still in the same position during this period to cut a long story short I misdialled a phone number It must have been similar to another one I had called umpteen times Its my opinion at that point a surveillance effort against me was resumed at this point the PM had Andy Coulsen working for him. if that’s the case then the PM employed Coulsen whilst an active National Security investigation into News International was being carried out and I think Coulsen was still being payed by NI.

    Remember after Coulsen’s conviction the PM would not disclose what advice Sir Gus O’Donell had given him did he advise him against hireling Coulsen whist this investigation was still going on its a key issue and we don’t have an answer it matters I believe. My life has been decimated totally destroyed by this everything is gone for me this has gone on for over six years without end their is no end in site I’d argue the price I paid for working in private office and sitting next to Christopher Galley has been worse.

    I believe that just maybe the Governments Response to phone hacking was the investigation that lead to the arrest of Galley Green that it morphed into the phone hacking investigations that go onto this day and it has destroyed me as an innocent man. What really matters hear however is the question did the PM knowingly put National Security at risk when he hired Coulsen a man who was invited into national security briefings he was never vetted for if my recollection of the evidence given to the Leveinson inquiry is right I think we the public have a right to know and I’m deeply confused as to why it’s a question not really being asked.

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    You must be joking says:

    The Guardian has set up a boxing ring for all it’s fruit cakes, green believers, deniers, human third world fault, I think the boxing ring is winning.

  304. 304
    A Man says:

    So, who do I vote for now?

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    Anonymous says:

    Soubrey could well lose her seat in 2015,what then?

  306. 306

    And now from Kate Malby:

    “Never seen anything more insulting to Tory women than arrival of a slew of women at No. 10 for minor posts exactly timed to lunchtime news.”

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    Anonymous says:

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    Oooh Matron! says:

    Penny’s PUSS at the DCLG…

  309. 309
    I. Floggum says:

    .and only the ones we know about!

  310. 310
    Anonymous says:

    Any news on Warsi yet,will she get another £80k pay rise?

  311. 311
    Grant Shapps says:

    Political beard analysis: apparently Stephen Crabb is the first bearded Tory minister for 100 years? CAN THIS BE TRUE?

  312. 312
    You must be joking says:

    Nice to know someone reads my comments :-)

  313. 313
    La' says:

    More subtle bias from the BBC :
    anyone noticed on the news homepage on the right hand Features column?- Top article is reshuffle with a photo of Dave and directly underneath an unconnected article but a picture of deckchairs.

  314. 314
  315. 315
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    Hah ! £ 80k ? I charge that for a two minute radio slot.

  316. 316
    Professor Green says:

    Standards of grammar and expression in the Civil Service have clearly gone into freefall judging by that post.

  317. 317
    Anonymous says:


  318. 318
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    She’s only a minister at defence, Michael Fallon is Defence Secretary.

  319. 319
    Arnie S says:

    Hey nothing wrong with a bit of pussy on the front line.

  320. 320
    Professor Green says:

    The Bearded Crabb has a certain ring to it. Interesting fact – surely though there must have been some crusty old bearded lord along the way?

  321. 321

    And Julia Hartley-Brewer:

    “Are you a laydee? Then here’s a job in the Government.”

  322. 322
    The Reign of Terror 1997-2010 says:

  323. 323
    Rainbow Nick says:

    The minister for Homosexuals.

    The BBC will give Dave loads of Brownie points for that one

  324. 324
    Beelly Hague says:


  325. 325
    oh dear says:

    Sir Jeremy Heywood has taken back control of the civil service.
    I don’t trust that bastard.

  326. 326
    visibly shaken says:

    sorry can you summarise it in a paragraph for me?

  327. 327
    The EU says:

    I think things are far less complicated than that. David Cameron is just doing what he is told.

  328. 328
    Professor Green says:

    Which woman has been most over-promoted?

  329. 329


    12.30 pm Penny Mordaunt is the new “pussy” at DCLG

    Will she be putting herself about ?

  330. 330
    A Taxpayer says:

    He thought he had a cushy job for life at our expense but was pushed aside by the rest of the greedy bastards.

  331. 331
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Slightly O/T to your post but I see they rushing through legislation to allow clandestine monitoring of all phone calls and e-mails of every citizen in the UK, vote at 10PM today (conveniently tucked away out of sight), this despite EU declaring it against human rights, but has all party support. My question is what was Leveson all about, if we will shortly have unaccountable and anonymous people of the State sifting through everybody’s private stuff, makes Hacked-Off pale into insignificance.

  332. 332
    Dick Whittington says:

    In Boots?

  333. 333

    Lunchtime news ???

    Followed by ….LOOSE WOMEN !!

  334. 334
    Dave says:

    Penny is my Puss in boots.

  335. 335
    Cameron Is A CUNT says:

    so the cnunt Harper gets a job with his lover George Smith at the self righteous department of wankers and pissartists – – kill a few more disbaled people why don’t ya you fucking bastards

  336. 336
    Lord Duckhouse of Pondlife says:

    Judging by the number who will “be allowed to attend cabinet”, the meetings will have to be in the Royal Albert Hall.

  337. 337
    Johnny says says:

    Do we need so many ministers and their deputies?

  338. 338
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    He’s lost his place at the trough.

  339. 339
    Useless old trout says:


  340. 340
    shitbag says:

    she’s already been round the cabinet

  341. 341
    You must be joking says:

    I find it strange that the BBC are being nice to Camoron and his Conservatives, has he bought them off with promises or are the changes inline with current BBC policy equality guidelines, makes you wonder normally you can hear the hisses of hate when they mention Camorons Conservatives, I’ve got to a point where I’am counting how long it takes.

  342. 342
    Leamas says:

    Hit the like button in Chrome and Firefox and you get the same thing.

  343. 343
    bob says:

    All of them, no brains in any,

    PC SHITE, put women on the top table because they are WOMEN

    Cameroon has lost the plot.

  344. 344
    Inspector Knacker says:

    Give it up Chummy – you haven’t a leg to stand on.

  345. 345
    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    All your children are belong to us.

  346. 346
    just saying says:

    Christine Blower has just told Sky her members
    will be “absolutely delighted” and their faces “wreathed
    in smiles” that Gove has gone.
    For every delighted teacher,there’s a pissed off parent.

  347. 347
    You must be joking says:

    When women go to war and men sit on their ar5es at a fishing pond just fishing and women don’t expect to have a door opened for them by a man, then we may think we have true equality, until that happens, pigs are still getting their flying lessons in.

  348. 348
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Hopefully he’ll announce a new Minister for Axing the Telly Tax & Dismantling the BBC :-)

  349. 349
    Cameron's game says:

    I moved my toast soldiers around this morning for what good it did.

  350. 350
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Civil Partnerships for heterosexuals, of course not, it would cost the Treasury £4 billion a year. So now the majority a being positively discriminated against.

  351. 351
    Dave - I'm good with cunts - Cameron says:

    She’s a good girl – never happier than when taking a stiff one up the shitter.


  352. 352
    Fishy says:

    In answer to your question, No.

  353. 353
    Anonymous says:

    “12:30pm: Penny Mordaunt is the new PUSS at DCLG.”

    Typo, you missed a Y.

  354. 354

    Yes indeed Anna Soubry . Appaling woman.

    But if you study her facial nuances, , her syntax and her vocal inflections there can only be one comparison

    Anna Soubry …….. the reincarnated Margaret Thatcher !!

  355. 355
    Dave - I'm good with cunts - Cameron says:

    Girl on girl? Sounds ghastly.

  356. 356
    Lynton says:

    That’s not what my focus groups say. Of course, back home we have compulsory voting. And a good thing too.

  357. 357
    Dave - I'm good with cunts - Cameron says:

    I did that 4 years ago sweetie.

  358. 358
    Anonymous says:

    Women get their jobs because they are women.

    nothing to do with ability or intelligence.

    I see cameron hasn’t sacked himself yet. That’s what i’m waiting for so i can start voting tory again.

  359. 359


    So who the Hell is Lord Hill anyway .

    Has he been known to take bets on the 3.30 at Newmarket ??

  360. 360
    Austin Tash says:

    I wasn’t going to support the Tories next year, but now that he and George Osborne aren’t the only pair of tits around the Cabinet table, he’s got my vote!

  361. 361
    Practical Man says:

    And she had real world science qualifications and experience. Not just a law degree.

  362. 362

    Rachel Sylvester:

    “A “reshuffle for women” is patronising and pointless, esp when 21% of Tory candidates are female.”

  363. 363
    Suits you Sir says:

    I used to have such a gay time with Nick and Ivan in our cosy ménage a trois, but then decided it was time for a beard.

  364. 364
    Riggsy Brown says:

    `Politicians and diapers should be changed often, for the same reason’ – Mark Twain

  365. 365
    Michael Gove says:

    Grammar school? How nostalgic.

  366. 366
    Dave places party Spin over Children's education. says:

    ‘you should expect to see great deal of Michael Gove on your TV radio channels’. Lucky old us. I’d prefer to have seen him reforming education and changing the life chances of pupils.


  367. 367

    Ann Treneman:

    “I now realise that the reason we were waiting for so long was for women to walk into number 10 for the lunchtime news – oh yes…. “

  368. 368
    male chauvinist pig says:

    If any of these daft airheads over-promoted by the pathetic call-me-Dave manages to get pregnant this month they will all be out of a job before the baby arrives.
    Provided, of course, they manage to get someone who is desperate enough to screw them.

  369. 369
    They're not the only cunts either says:

    Good point.

  370. 370
    Reply completor says:

    … and Spads …

  371. 371
    Dr Death.. says:

    Which branch…

  372. 372
    Questioner says:

    Lazy sod or islamic. I wonder which?

  373. 373
    Anonymous says:

    just been watching the news
    a procession of tarts walking up and down Downing Street
    they all look like they have worked in industry for about 20 days, er sorry I meant weeks.

  374. 374
    Anonymous says:

    first you have to vote UKIP

  375. 375
    Cynic says:

    Who the hell are all these people? What stones did they find them under?

    I am sure that in his little Whitehall Bubble Dave Knows them but this is an utter disaster for the PArty

  376. 376
    Ooo Sir Humphrey says:

    If paedo report damns best to have plenty of women next to you,good perception defence .Nice play

  377. 377
    Max says:

    Claire Perry- Transport Minister

    She looks like she’s been run over by a fucking bus anyway.
    Good choice.

  378. 378
    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    Ms Soubry will need a professional walker – she is capable of annoying the very people she is supposed to be recruiting, if her responses at Boston were anything to go by.

  379. 379
    Spartacus says:

    so on the TV this lunchtime

    bbbc – the Downing Street Catwalk

    sky – the teachers crowing about Gove. ”surprised he was not thrown out before now”

    parliament – a woman whose face could turn milk sour and her grandson defending the Government’s right to use surveillance of all of its citizens howsoever it pleases.
    And the bill to be passed so she can go home early to watch the videos perhaps?

  380. 380
    Spartacus says:

    this is what democracy is all about

  381. 381

    What the heck does Soubry know of Defence?

  382. 382
    still walking into darkness says:

    Could be that he was fired because he couldn’t get through Parliament Britain going to war in Syria, I imagine that upset a few people.

    A cynic might say that he’s been fired to get out of the way of the child abuse enqiry, wasn’t he Welsh Secretary at the time that children’s care home scandal in North Wales got covered up, the one that Ken Clarke, also recently fired rather conveniently was all wrapped up in?. I could be wrong.

  383. 383
    visibly shaken says:

    i am fine with recruiting women the more the better. on one premise.

    don’t give them enough time to effect change.

  384. 384
    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    Why would it cost the treasury anything? All that happens is that people can choose their registration. Arguably the state as never had the power to ‘marry’ anyone; all it can do is register binary partnerships which are subject to specialized restrictions.

    The problem is not the gays but that the state has been over-reaching its authority since the 19th century.

  385. 385
    Sir Walter Tyrell says:

    OK – Here’s the deal, Andy. You can ask her once. But if she says No you have to do Anna Soubry instead.

  386. 386
    Jeeeez, money for having a kunt says:

    She helped paint de-fence at the bottom of her garden?
    That’s her expertise, nothing more. Oh, she’s a woman, so talent needs not be a consideration at all. Got tits, get the job.

  387. 387

    Sounds like the next Coalition party political.

    For War and Sex you need Labour.

    For all things good:

    Vote UKIP :-D

  388. 388
    Anonymous says:

    What would you do given the availability of talent?

  389. 389
    Cwispy pants Bwyant says:


  390. 390
    Jimmy says:

    Given the number of junior ministers spoonface is trying to keep sweet, cabinet meetings will now take place at the O2.

  391. 391
    Oh I do like to be beside the seaside says:

    I’ve had a number of women bosses, all of them worked their way up thru management and were bloody good at their jobs, they had earned their respect because they were good and worked hard and were honest and decent, they didn’t come in because their name was next up on a list females or some weird women were shouting their heads of all the time outside number 10, the expectation is simple, they will fail, because they have no training or even help to do the job , no doubt it will be a male uncivil servant in the dept they have taken over the real work, while the untrained just stumble on, equality means you jump into a pit of vipers and if you get out alive, you will have earned respect, if not, just pick the next one on the list, hate women no chance my missus would batter me if she found out.

  392. 392
    Sarky Bast'ard says:

    Thanks Harriet. How is it going? It must be a bit of a comedown in the shadow cabinet after being such a dynamic Prime Minister in the last Labour government. Or were you the Prime Minister in the government before that? It’s so hard to remember, Labour has appointed so many talented female leaders over the years…

  393. 393
    Sir Walter Tyrell says:

    Quite. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is certainly not the place for someone who is a useless waste of space and not up to any kind of proper job.
    Or, then again, maybe it is.

  394. 394
    Anonymous says:

    You try a quick fumble and see what you get……….

  395. 395
    visibly shaken says:

    which sicko favorited that? these people are sick

  396. 396
    400 says:

    Its been a long time since we’ve had 400 comments on here.

  397. 397
    You must be joking says:

    Cry my bloody eyes out , talent, a load of monkeys at Chester Zoo have more talent

  398. 398
    Mr Cameron, please can I have a job? says:

  399. 399
    Minister for Perverts says:

    Who is the minister for sexual assault? Tricky Dicky.

  400. 400
    Gibbon half the chance says:

    You mean the ones that rewrote Shakespeare?

  401. 401
    Claire Perry says:

    I will shortly introduce a bill to ban roads.

  402. 402
    share-a-bed-wivva-spad-week says:

    My thought exactly.
    Ho hum.

  403. 403
    Jimmy says:

    Whatever happened to young Galley? Used to work here if memory serves.

  404. 404
    Cupid Stunt says:

    I felt a Hunt once, when I fell off the back of my friends motorbike.

  405. 405
    Tricky Dicky Minister for S3xuál Assàult says:


  406. 406
    Tony Blair says:

    Do you mean the O2 that used to be the Millennium Dome? I knew the millions I spunked on that vanity project would prove a good investment one day.

  407. 407
    You must be joking says:

    No, they are just the ones that rewrote War and Peace, I’am talking about the one’s trying to write on Ed’s blank piece of paper

  408. 408
    A message from your PM says:

    I am a ćunt.

    That is all.

  409. 409
    SarumSea says:

    Bloody Hell.
    Best ever comment.

  410. 410
    Erring Scholar says:

    “Gove is the one minister that was on top of his brief,”

    Some think he needed to wear his briefs on top of his head – and, with a face like that, who wouldn’t?

  411. 411
    Anonymous says:

    Oscar Pistorius in row at Johannesburg club

    Thought he was on trial for murder………

  412. 412
    Shooty* says:

    Oh, god, please make it stop.

    So boring.

  413. 413
    Jimmy says:

    That’s the one. The Heseldome.

  414. 414
    Warsi says:


  415. 415
    Viperous Old Vince says:

  416. 416
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

  417. 417


  418. 418
    Anonymous says:

    This will help you be secure:


  419. 419
    Lord Duckhouse of Pondlife says:

    He isn’t a member of the Treasury Select Committee, he left on being appointed Minister of State for Business. No serving ministers sit on Select Committees.

  420. 420
    Yeesh says:

    Firk me pink, why dont they just promote everyone to the rank of minister.

  421. 421
    El Sid says:

    Brazier seems a sensible appointment given what a mess they’re making of replacing regular Army with reserves – he had 13 years in the TA including five with 21 SAS(R). Not sure any of the girls can compete with that….

  422. 422
    Lord Duckhouse of Pondlife says:

    Must be. He’s been bumped up from Parliamentary Under Secretary to Minister of State.

  423. 423
    A female P0pe in my lifetime says:

    ” Nothing’s impossible I have heard…”

  424. 424
    A female P0pe in my lifetime says:

    630 Pusses thus far. Who next, Dennis Skinner?

  425. 425
    A female P0pe in my lifetime says:

    Take yer scarf of love. Nobody’s looking at yer.

  426. 426
    Maria Miller says:

    Prime Minister, contrary to popular opinion, I’m still a woman and eagerly available for whatever you make throw my way.

  427. 427
    Arnie S says:

    Like having a good dump.

  428. 428
    Spartacus says:

    wish she would shut her mouth and give her arse a chance

  429. 429
    Anonymous says:

    Peter Principle Correct Once Again David!

  430. 430
    gildedtumbril says:

    A truly magnificent re-arrangement of the deckchairs on RMS Titanic.
    Perhaps they can invite the millipedes on board the first Atlantic crossing by
    that fine liner.

  431. 431
    Ironside says:

    Totally agree. He is actually a Loser – polling only 10m votes with and unelectable PM, and a hugely unpopular government.
    He campaigned for the Tory leadership on a Eurosceptic ticket. Once in the job he revealed his true colours.
    In addition he is an unprincipled liar as the EU Referendum ‘Cast-Iron’ pledge amply demonstrates.
    I am just amazed the Tories didn’t have the bottle to ditch him and get a deal with UKIP which would result in Tory shoe-in.

  432. 432
    Anonymous says:

    Walks as though he has a third of cucumber up his rear!

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