Saturday, May 12, 2007

What Brown's Cabinet might look like

It's going to be all change at the top, with a number of key cabinet posts up for grabs. These include Chancellor of the Exchequer as Gord takes on the prime ministerial mantle, Home Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister with the departure of John Reid and John Prescott, respectively. It's also thought likely that Patricia Hewitt will face the chop, so that adds the Health portfolio to the list.
Alistair Darling is tipped for Number 11, Jack 'the lad' Straw to return to the Home Office and Hilary Benn for the FCO, as Margaret Beckett is eased into something ceremonial and befitting her dignity.
One big question is which position Gord will slot Ed 'post neo-classical endogenous growth theory' into. Thought to be just a little too inexperienced to be made Chancellor but too heavyweight for an easy department like International Development, there's speculation that Balls will get Trade and Industry.
Other MPs to watch out for include Brown's former SpAd, Ian Austin, Ed Balls' wife, Yvette Cooper and the quintessential New Labour man Liam Byrne, whose interest in the habits and desires of Middle Britain were described by a less-than-impressed high flying Labour MP in conversation with this aquatic creature as 'an unhealthy idée fixe'.


Blogger neprimerimye said...

Browns Cabinet will look like a bunch of shifty tory bastards. Worse its policies will be conservative to the core.

5/13/2007 6:33 AM  

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