May 6 Re-Shuffle Rumours

Milburn the Chancellorship, Blunkett to be Deputy PM, ‘Green’ Byers to come back as well with environment job. Brown some re-jigged FCO or the backbench. No more socialist nonsense to be tolerated.

Problems with this über-Blairite fantasy plan – Milburn ain’t that bright, mind you, nor is the current Deputy PM, so maybe it doesn’t matter to Blair. Brown on the backbench would be a recipe for civil war. But what fun!

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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