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'Patronising' Justine Greening fights for her job

'Patronising' Justine Greening fights for her job

Former Environment secretary Owen Paterson said a second Brexit minister in the Cabinet would "send a good signal".

Even though May's de facto deputy, Damian Green, stepped down last month after he was found to have misled the public about pornography found on his work computer, she appeared to be in a stronger position than at any time since the general election in June.

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt, under pressure over a winter NHS crisis, refused to budge when he was asked to become business secretary, which is effectively a demotion.

Sacked Education Secretary Justine Greening (ringed right) immediately joined the group of Tory remain rebels today during the first PMQs since the reshuffle.

Karen Bradley moves from culture to replace Brokenshire.

David Lidington leaves the justice portfolio to replace Green as Minister for the cabinet office.

There was little that was dramatic in Theresa May's reshuffle of her Cabinet on Monday, though the British Prime Minister has made the underlying goal obvious enough ~ to add more power to her elbow before the Brexit negotiations are in full flow.

The Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire stood down due to ill health, as the prime minister prepared to reappoint her top team, a government spokesperson confirmed on Monday morning.

However, Mr Lidington will fill in for Mrs May at Prime Minister's Questions and take on some of the responsibilities for chairing influential Cabinet committees, including some relating to Brexit.




Brandon Lewis was promoted, becoming the chairman of the Conservative Party, replacing veteran politician Patrick McLoughlin who resigned from the government.

Communities and local government secretary Sajid Javid saw "housing" added to his title.

Instead, immigration minister Brendan Lewis arrived at Number 10, a sure sign of promotion, followed by rising star James Cleverly.

Everybody needs to be reminded of Esther McVey vs Glenda Jackson.Esther McVey has been reappointed to the Department of Work and Pensions despite being forever associated with some of its cruellest measures against disabled people.

The brother of former London mayor Boris Johnson, he will also be the minister for London in his new role.

"Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative Party Chairman", the account tweeted.

If this was the prime minister's goal, she failed here too, ignoring some of the party's rising stars such as Tom Tugendhat and Johnny Mercer altogether and moving others from positions where they shone to posts for which they are not obviously qualified. But she has a perilous few months ahead as Brexit negotiations approach a moment of truth when she must decide how closely she wants Britain's economy to remain aligned to Europe's - and what she is prepared to pay for it.

David Mundell stays on as Scottish Secretary. Penny Mordaunt continues as Secretary of State for International Development.

Caulfield led opposition to the campaign to decriminalise abortion a year ago, arguing that more consideration should be given to the rights of the unborn child.


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