Thousands of Doctors On Ski Trips During ‘Winter Crisis’

Thousands of doctors are missing from hospitals and GPs’ surgeries during the ‘Winter Crisis’ because they are on jollies to medical conferences at 5 star ski resorts. A Guido probe found doctors are encouraged to book luxury foreign trips deliberately scheduled during the most pressured time of year for the health service. The conferences fulfil mandatory NHS ‘continuing professional development’ (‘CPD’) requirements in the form of lectures and training measured by the hour. But free time is spent skiing and enjoying the apres ski scene in some of the world’s most desirable destinations. Many doctors are allowed to charge their NHS trust for part costs of the trips, effectively subsidising their skiing holidays…

Despite the creaking NHS enduring some of its busiest weeks in decades:

  • 500 doctors are on a four night trip to posh Val d’Isere, France this month;
  • 80 urologists are on a trip to classy Corvara in the Italian Dolomites at the same time;
  • Dozens more medics will miss the ‘Winter Crisis’ to be lectured on ‘expedition medicine’ while skiing in iconic Chamonix this month;
  • Dozens more will depart this Saturday for Zurs, Austria, where they will be lectured by NHS consultants from London and Hertfordshire;
  • If sunnier climes are required, the Royal College of Physicians is taking dozens of medics to Yangon, Burma, for a ‘communications skills’ course.

As doctors launch campaign after campaign against the government and are increasingly weaponised by Labour, NHS users will be forgiven for asking… Why are they hitting the slopes?

Debbie Abrahams Speechless at McDonnell’s Violent Misogyny

Shadow Cabinet minister Debbie Abrahams lost for words as Andrew Neil reads out John McDonnell’s record of violent language about women. Labour’s hypocrisy exposed…

PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Mike Amesbury (Weaver Vale) If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 10 January.

Q2 Emma Hardy (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)

Q3 James Cleverly (Braintree)

Q4 Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire)

Q5 David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale)

Q6 Thelma Walker (Colne Valley)

Q7 Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree)

Q8 Grahame Morris (Easington)

Q9 Gerald Jones (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

Q10 Stephen Kerr (Stirling)

Q11 Lucy Allan (Telford)

Q12 Dame Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham)

Q13 Kevin Foster (Torbay)

Q14 Dr Andrew Murrison (South West Wiltshire)

Q15 Mhairi Black (Paisley and Renfrewshire South)

Comments in the comments…

Tory Toffs Meet in Commons

Not sure Tory Toffs was the image they were going for in the reshuffle…

Thornberry: “I Ain’t Gonna Answer” Questions About McDonnell Lynching McVey

Emily Thornberry spent the last week tweeting about Toby Young and this morning on the Emma Barnett Show talking about how he had to go. Yet when Emma asked her about John McDonnell’s infamous comments about “lynching” Esther McVey, Thornberry repeatedly refused to condemn them and replied: “I ain’t gonna answer”. Labour faux outrage and double standards summed up in one 30 second clip.

Jared Still Not Back at Work

It 10 January, recess is over, parliament is sitting and most people in Westminster have been back at work for a week at least. Not Jared O’Mara, who is still off sick. He hasn’t been seen in Westminster since October, this is now the fourth month the people of Sheffield Hallam have had no representation in parliament. His office would not tell Guido when or if he plans on coming back to work. It is a bonkers situation where an MP who is clearly unfit for office – in all senses of the word – can just disappear and avoid the consequences of his actions. How long can this go on without a by-election?

Electoral Commission Confirm Remain Spending “Under Assessment”

The Electoral Commission has confirmed it is looking into whether the Remain campaign coordinated its spending and shared campaign materials in breach of the rules. Responding to Priti Patel’s letter from last week, the Commission said:

“That Britain Stronger In Europe may have failed to report joint spending with the Liberal Democrats, the Labour Party and Conservatives IN by way of paying for campaign materials and/or coordinating campaigns via a daily phone call… This matter is under assessment in line with our Enforcement Policy, to determine whether or not the Commission should conduct an investigation.”

They say they will report back within two weeks. Would be very unlike the Electoral Commission to talk up allegations of Leave rule breaches but talk down the Remain campaign doing the same thing, wouldn’t it?

Government in Full

The government is constituted as follows:

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Cabinet Office
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for the Cabinet Office – Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP
Parliamentary Secretary – Oliver Dowden CBE MP
Parliamentary Secretary – Chloe Smith MP

HM Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer – Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP**
Paymaster General, and Financial Secretary to the Treasury – Rt Hon Mel Stride MP
Economic Secretary to the Treasury – John Glen MP†
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury – Robert Jenrick MP†

Home Office
Secretary of State for the Home Department, and Minister for Women and Equalities – Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP
Minister of State – Caroline Nokes MP**
Minister of State – Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP
Minister of State – Baroness Williams of Trafford
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Victoria Atkins MP

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan KCMG MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP (jointly with the Department for International Development)
Minister of State – Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State – Rt Hon Mark Field MP*
Minister of State – Harriett Baldwin MP (jointly with the Department for International Development)

Department for Exiting the European Union
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – Rt Hon David Davis MP
Minister of State – Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Robin Walker MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Steve Baker MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Suella Fernandes MP

Ministry of Defence
Secretary of State for Defence – Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Mark Lancaster TD MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Earl Howe (and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords)*
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Guto Bebb MP

Ministry of Justice
Lord Chancellor (paid), and Secretary of State for Justice* – Rt Hon David Gauke MP
Minister of State – Rory Stewart OBE MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lucy Frazer QC MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Phillip Lee MP

Department of Health and Social Care
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
Minister of State – Stephen Barclay MP
Minister of State – Caroline Dinenage MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Jackie Doyle-Price MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Steve Brine MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord O’Shaughnessy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
Minister of State – Claire Perry MP**
Minister of State – Sam Gyimah MP (jointly with the Department for Education)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Andrew Griffiths MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Richard Harrington MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Rt Hon Lord Henley

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government – Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
Minister of State – Dominic Raab MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Jake Berry MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Heather Wheeler MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Rishi Sunak MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (jointly with the Wales Office)

Department for International Trade
Secretary of State for International Trade, and President of the Board of Trade – Rt Hon Liam Fox MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Greg Hands MP
Minister of State – Baroness Fairhead CBE*
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Graham Stuart MP

Department for Education
Secretary of State for Education – Damian Hinds MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Anne Milton MP
Minister of State – Sam Gyimah MP (jointly with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Agnew*
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Nadhim Zahawi MP*

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Minister of State – George Eustice MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Thérèse Coffey MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Gardiner of Kimble

Department for Transport
Secretary of State for Transport – Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP
Minister of State – Jo Johnson MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* – Nusrat Ghani MP (and Assistant Government Whip (paid))
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Jesse Norman MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* – Baroness Sugg CBE (and Baroness in Waiting (paid))

Department for Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Rt Hon Esther McVey MP
Minister of State – Alok Sharma MP
Minister of State – Sarah Newton MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Guy Opperman MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Kit Malthouse MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Baroness Buscombe

Office of the Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal, and Leader of the House of Lords – Rt Hon Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords – Rt Hon Earl Howe (and Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence)*

Scotland Office
Secretary of State for Scotland – Rt Hon David Mundell MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (jointly with the Northern Ireland Office) – Lord Duncan of Springbank

Wales Office
Secretary of State for Wales – Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* – Stuart Andrew MP (and Assistant Government Whip (paid))
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) – Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth

Northern Ireland Office
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Shailesh Vara MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Duncan of Springbank (jointly with the Scotland Office)

Department for International Development
Secretary of State for International Development – Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP (jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Minister of State – Harriett Baldwin MP (jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Minister of State – Rt Hon Lord Bates*

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP
Minister of State – Margot James MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Tracey Crouch MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Michael Ellis MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Ashton of Hyde

Minister without Portfolio
Minister without Portfolio* (and Conservative Party Chair) – Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Commons – Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP**

Whips – House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) – Rt Hon Julian Smith MP**
Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip) – Christopher Pincher MP
Comptroller of HM Household (Government Whip) – Chris Heaton-Harris MP
Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip) – Mark Spencer MP

Junior Lords of the Treasury
Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Andrew Stephenson MP
Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Paul Maynard MP
Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Craig Whittaker MP
Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Rebecca Harris MP
Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – David Rutley MP
Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Nigel Adams MP*

Assistant Whips (Commons)
Assistant Government Whip – Nusrat Ghani MP (and a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport*)
Assistant Government Whip – Mike Freer MP
Assistant Government Whip – Jo Churchill MP
Assistant Government Whip – Amanda Milling MP
Assistant Government Whip – Stuart Andrew MP (and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office*)
Assistant Government Whip – Kelly Tolhurst MP
Assistant Government Whip – Mims Davies MP
Assistant Government Whip – Wendy Morton MP*

Whips – House of Lords
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (Lords Chief Whip) – Rt Hon Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE
Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Chief Whip) – Earl of Courtown
Baronesses and Lords in Waiting
Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Sugg CBE (and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport*)
Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Goldie DL
Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen*
Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Stedman-Scott OBE DL*
Lord in Waiting – Viscount Younger of Leckie
Lord in Waiting – Rt Hon Lord Young of Cookham CH

Law Officers
Attorney General – Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP**
Solicitor General – Robert Buckland QC MP
Advocate General for Scotland – Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC

Notes for editors
The Queen has been pleased to approve that Claire Perry MP and Caroline Nokes MP be sworn of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

*unpaid ** attends Cabinet † paid as a Parliamentary Secretary

++ RESHUFFLE LIVE ++

The following have left the Government: Robert Goodwill MP, Mark Garnier MP, John Hayes MP, Philip Dunne MP.

Alok Sharma MP becomes Minister of State for Employment.

Dominic Raab MP becomes Minister of State for Housing at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Jo Johnson MP becomes Minister of State at the Department for Transport and Minister for London.

Sam Gyimah MP becomes Universities Minister, Minister of State at the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Minister for Higher Education).

Caroline Dinenage MP becomes Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.

Stephen Barclay MP becomes Minister of State at Department of Health and Social Care.

Rory Stewart MP becomes Minister of State at Ministry of Justice.

Margot James MP becomes Minister of State at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Harriett Baldwin MP becomes Minister of State at Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development.

Rishi Sunak MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Lucy Frazer MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Ministry of Justice.

Oliver Dowden MP becomes Parliamentary Secretary at Cabinet Office.

Kit Malthouse MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Work and Pensions.

Robert Jenrick MP becomes Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.

Nadhim Zahawi MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Education.

Suella Fernandes MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Exiting the European Union.

Shailesh Vara MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Northern Ireland Office.

Whips – House of Commons
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) – Rt Hon Julian Smith MP
  • Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip) – Christopher Pincher MP
  • Comptroller of HM Household (Government Whip) –  Chris Heaton-Harris MP
  • Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip) – Mark Spencer MP
Junior Lords of the Treasury
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Andrew Stephenson MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Paul Maynard MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Craig Whittaker MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Rebecca Harris MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – David Rutley MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Nigel Adams MP
Assistant Whips (Commons)
  • Assistant Government Whip – Nusrat Ghani MP (and a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport)
  • Assistant Government Whip – Mike Freer MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Jo Churchill MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Amanda Milling MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Stuart Andrew MP (and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office)
  • Assistant Government Whip – Kelly Tolhurst MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Mims Davies MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Wendy Morton MP
Whips – House of Lords
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (Lords Chief Whip) – Rt Hon Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE
  • Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Chief Whip) – Earl of Courtown
Baronesses and Lords in Waiting
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Vere of Norbiton
  • Baroness in Waiting  – Baroness Sugg CBE (and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport)
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Goldie DL
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Stedman-Scott OBE
  • Lord in Waiting – Viscount Younger of Leckie
  • Lord in Waiting – Rt Hon Lord Young of Cookham CH

Michael Ellis MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Andrew Griffiths MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Heather Wheeler MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Chloe Smith MP as a Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office

Guto Bebb MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence

John Glen MP as Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister

Graham Stuart MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade

Stuart Andrew MP as an Assistant Government Whip and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office

“Public Can’t Have Faith in Our Criminal Justice System Until Worboys Decision is Published”

Real anger in the Commons during the statement on John Worboys this afternoon. Zac Goldsmith told the new Justice Secretary that “until the Parole Board publicly explains the rationale behind the decision it took, people can’t possibly have confidence in our criminal justice system”. David Gauke replied that he will look at changing the rules to allow this to happen retrospectively for the Worboys case. It’s crucial that the Ministry of Justice get a move on here. The Parole Board must surely explain how they came to this decision before Worboys is released, otherwise how can the public possibly be safe?

‘Motorboat’ Branson Lectures Mail on Values

Richard Branson has taken to lecturing the Daily Mail on their values, proclaiming that regardless of customer choice the newspaper will no longer be offered on Virgin Trains. His company said:

“Thousands of people choose to read the Daily Mail every day. But they will no longer be reading it courtesy of VT (Virgin Trains)… We’ve decided that this paper is not compatible with the VT brand and our beliefs. We won’t be stocking the Daily Mail for sale or as a giveaway.”

A lecture on values from Richard Branson, who just a month ago was accused of ‘motorboating’ US singer Antonia Jenae – that is, putting his head between her breasts. Jenae said the incident “feels like sexual assault.” She recalled:

“We were by the bar and he was saying bye to everyone. He came up to me and put his face in my breasts. He went ‘brrrrrr’ and just walked away.”

Branson didn’t deny it and apologised – also saying he “had no recollection”…

A lecture on values from Richard Branson, who F1 star Jenson Button recalled had stared at and then touched his girlfriend:

“Although Jessica was a model, she was quite shy, so this was making her feel uncomfortable. Especially when Sir Richard followed up his blatant flirting by putting his hand on her face.”

Branson didn’t deny it and apologised…

A lecture on values from Richard Branson…

Sadiq Breaks Police Numbers Pledge Amid Knife Epidemic

With London suffering a knife-crime epidemic you’d think maintaining police numbers would be high on Sadiq Khan’s priority list. This time last year the mayor promised: “I am determined to maintain the strategic target of 32,000 police officers across London”.

This morning, Khan let slip to Londoners that he had broken that promise. He told the London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee that the target of 32,000 officers “has gone.” Khan explained:

“What we’re budgeting for in 18-19 is an average of 30,000 police officers and the commissioner is working incredibly hard to make sure she can meet the needs of Londoners with an average of 30,000 officers.”

Yet another let down to add to Khan’s growing list of broken pledges. How does he keep getting away with this?

Gauke Must Tell Parole Board to Explain Worboys Decision

Justice Secretary David Gauke jumps straight into his new job with a statement on John Worboys at 1:15pm. Over the weekend we learned that the Parole Board was considering publishing a rationale of its decision to release Worboys, though nothing has been forthcoming. This seems an obvious opportunity for Gauke to take the initiative and put some pressure on the Parole Board. As Patrick O’Flynn astutely points out, the Worboys story is of far greater interest to the public than the disastrous reshuffle currently grabbing the headlines. And so far Richard Burgon has been doing better than the government with his response…

Gauke has an obvious opportunity to win a positive headline, help reassure the public and victims and get the Parole Board to do the right thing and explain its decision. No brainer, right…

The New Cabinet

All eyes to the camera bar Gavin Williamson, who is looking longingly at the PM’s chair…

Rayner Laughed As McDonnell Talked About Killing Thatcher

Angela Rayner and Dawn Butler were outraged about some old Toby Young Twitter jokes, yet either stayed silent or actively defended Labour MPs guilty of real-life violent misogyny. Rayner said she was “happy to sit alongside” Jared O’Mara and Dawn Butler supported his “journey”, despite him calling a woman an “ugly bitch” in a nightclub just a few months ago. Neither Rayner nor Butler had anything to say about Clive Lewis shouting “get on your knees bitch”. They have had nothing to say about Labour’s whitewashing of the Kelvin Hopkins’ sexual harassment allegations. They had nothing to say about John McDonnell calling Esther McVey a “bitch” and calling for her to be lynched. And they had nothing to say about McDonnell talking about killing Britain’s first female Prime Minister. Worse than that, Rayner was sitting next to him at the time and burst out laughing – watch above. Almost as if she doesn’t really care about the sisterhood and is happy to let the brocialists get away with actual nailed on sexism…

New Cabinet Member Called Leavers “Jihadis”

Another calm and measured view around the Cabinet table…

Rayner: Toby Has to Go, Jared Can Stay

Toby Young has resigned from the Office for Students board following the furore over his tweets. Angela Rayner is being credited with the scalp, so it’s worth remembering her double standards and faux outrage over the last few days. Rayner led the calls for Toby to go, claiming his tweets were evidence of a “history of homophobia and misogyny”. Yet what was her view of Labour’s Jared O’Mara, whose social media postings were in a different league and who actually hurled sexist abuse at a woman in person just last year? Rayner said “I am happy to sit alongside him” in the Commons. You don’t get double standards more blatant than that – this was political, pure and simple…

++ RESHUFFLE LIVE ++

James Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary for health reasons.

Patrick McLoughlin steps down as party chairman.

Brandon Lewis new party chairman.

James Cleverly new deputy chairman.

9 new Tory vice chairmen: Kemi Badenoch, Ben Bradley, Chris Skidmore, Maria Caulfield, Rehman Chishti, Helen Grant, Andrew JonesMarcus Jones and James Morris.

David Lidington is Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Amber Rudd stays as Home Secretary, Philip Hammond stays as Chancellor, David Davis stays as Brexit Secretary, Boris Johnson stays as Foreign Secretary.

Sajid Javid becomes the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Greg Clark remains Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Gavin Williamson remains as Secretary of State for Defence.

David Gauke becomes Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Karen Bradley becomes Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Matt Hancock becomes Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Liam Fox remains Secretary of State for International Trade.

Chris Grayling remains Secretary of State for Transport.

Penny Mordaunt remains Secretary of State for International Development.

Michael Gove remains Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Natalie Evans remains Leader of the House of Lords.

David Mundell remains Secretary of State for Scotland.

Justine Greening has resigned as Education Secretary.

Alun Cairns remains Secretary of State for Wales.

Damian Hinds becomes Secretary of State for Education.

Esther McVey becomes Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Claire Perry attends Cabinet as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Jeremy Wright attends Cabinet as Attorney General.

Caroline Nokes attends Cabinet as Minister of State for Immigration.

Andrea Leadsom attends Cabinet as Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons.

Liz Truss attends Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Julian Smith attends Cabinet as Chief Whip.

Hunt Doesn’t Like Greening’s Departure

Guido was intrigued to hear his phone ping with a notification showing Jeremy Hunt had liked our tweet reporting Justine Greening’s demise. A harsh farewell? Hunt gets in touch to clarify: “Like button pressed by accident. Justine was an excellent minister and will be a great loss to govt”. You couldn’t make today up…

Kay Put Through Her Paces

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