cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

Hero
Posts: 4,753
Thanks: 905
Fixes: 9
Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

I can't help thinking, why this forum has been so quiet about the recent Cabinet changes.

For instance, what does the defenestration of Sajid Javid, now possibly  aka "Savage Livid",  fortell for the future conduct of government?

And all else!

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
53 REPLIES 53
Community Veteran
Posts: 20,534
Thanks: 2,993
Fixes: 44
Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle


@Luzern wrote:

what does the defenestration of Sajid Javid, now possibly  aka "Savage Livid",  fortell for the future conduct of government?

 


Dunno ...Undecided

Seasoned Champion
Posts: 1,809
Thanks: 1,341
Registered: ‎21-11-2018

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle


@Luzern wrote:

For instance, what does the defenestration of Sajid Javid, now possibly  aka "Savage Livid",  fortell for the future conduct of government?


Could it be that throwing Sajid Javid out of the window was because he was becoming a pane ? Or as some think that he was framed, or maybe because Javid was not from public school was he a casualty in the glass war ?  was it a sill-y thing to do ?

Or maybe source of leaks so had to be replaced ?

Aspiring Legend
Posts: 12,751
Thanks: 4,618
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2014

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

Given he put himself out of the ledge in the first place I supect he went out with parachute strapped to his back. He certainly came back with a well primed, prepared and quick off the mark 'pop at Boris' answer that's for sure. 

Looks like BJ has balls.

As for the new guy Fishy Sunak, well he should worry too much being as well heeled as he is. He certainly looks happy enough for a previously unknown backroom walla.

Savid.JPG 

My advice should the impossible happen and Boris picks up the phone to me and asks me for it? 

Watch your back with this one mate. 


Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who somebody else is today
Aspiring Legend
Posts: 12,751
Thanks: 4,618
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2014

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

@Luzern 

You cannae shove your Chancellor aff the bus!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VCWROijdwM

 


Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who somebody else is today
Hero
Posts: 3,348
Thanks: 1,283
Fixes: 9
Registered: ‎05-09-2016

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

The PM is also First Lord of the Treasury (yes, even our two female PMs were Lords in this context), and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is Second Lord of the Treasury.  Mr Johnson is therefore in a powerful position in all things fiscal, should he choose to exercise such power.  Perhaps it's no coincidence that the Chancellor resides next door to the PM (if nothing else, it's handy should the PM need to borrow a fiver).

Btw who is the woman sitting next to the new Chancellor in @Minivanman's post?

All Star
Posts: 675
Thanks: 436
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎27-12-2019

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

If you're Boris, you just shove them under it.

Seasoned Champion
Posts: 1,809
Thanks: 1,341
Registered: ‎21-11-2018

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

Rishi Sunak came over well on TV shows he appeared on flying the Brexit flag and making remain panel members look silly...

Javid backed remain in referendum, but Sunak is a committed leaver - maybe that suits Boris...

 

Community Veteran
Posts: 19,511
Thanks: 484
Registered: ‎12-08-2007

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle


@Jonpe wrote:

 

Btw who is the woman sitting next to the new Chancellor in @Minivanman's post?


 

That's Therese Coffey who is Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions

.

Aspiring Legend
Posts: 12,751
Thanks: 4,618
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2014

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

@Jonpe 

Therese Coffey

Profile picture

Work & Pensions
 
@artmo  - you beat me to it! 😊

Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who somebody else is today
Aspiring Legend
Posts: 12,751
Thanks: 4,618
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2014

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

@wotsup 

"Javid backed remain in referendum, but Sunak is a committed leaver - maybe that suits Boris... "

That being the case then why did he turf out both Theresa Villiers and Esther McVey to name just two pro Brexiteers?

More to this methinks than just being in or out of the leave the EU camp - take Geoffrey Cox, but again he should worry as he still has plenty of strings to his barristers bow.  


Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who somebody else is today
Aspiring Legend
Posts: 12,751
Thanks: 4,618
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2014

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

@shutter 

Don't shoot the messenger. 🙂

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2020/02/what-will-rishi-sunak-bring-to-the-role-of-chancellor/


Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who somebody else is today
Community Veteran
Posts: 10,564
Thanks: 2,136
Fixes: 15
Registered: ‎02-08-2007

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

I wonder what role Cummings is playing, some suggest he is pulling Johnson's strings, seems he has a lot of left wing ideas but clearly he has not been given the push yet....

Seasoned Champion
Posts: 1,809
Thanks: 1,341
Registered: ‎21-11-2018

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

@Minivanman 

Quote from Spectator article you posted...

'When Javid said something was not possible, the judgement was sometimes met with suspicion in No. 10 over to whether it was really that the chancellor was simply unwilling to do it'.

 

Seems Javid was a bit like like Spreadsheet Phil Hammond then ( but nowhere near as bad ), he frustrated his governments preparation for no deal and took every chance he could to resist Brexit,  talking up project fear.... and look where he is now.

 

Community Veteran
Posts: 10,564
Thanks: 2,136
Fixes: 15
Registered: ‎02-08-2007

Re: Re-shuffle Kerfuffle

Night of the long knives.