Broons First Cabinet

#1
Well on the plus side Beckett has been sent off in her caravan!

I'm not sure about Darling being Chancellor - I can't see he'll be anything but Broon's puppet. Jack Straw will continue to be the grey man, but the one I'm most interested in is David Miliband. I was amazed that people seemed shocked that he refused to stand against Broon in the leadership contest, but he's definitely playing the long game: Foreign Secretary, till Broon loses the next election, then he'll come forward (reluctantly, coz he's such a self-effacing chap :roll: ) to be the new Messiah, erm, I mean Labour leader...
 
#3
Latest rumour:

Lib Dem Baroness Williams has been asked to advise Gordon Brown on nuclear proliferation, the BBC has learned.
Baroness Williams told the BBC she had a "friendly conversation" with Mr Brown within hours of his appointment.

She has yet to accept the advisory role, but has informed Lib Dem leader Sir Menzies Campbell.

The offer comes after the new prime minister began his premiership by saying he would "reach out beyond narrow party interest".
If this is true (and I understand the political expediency of the decision from Broon's perspective) then I think it’s a good thing. Drawing expertise (where it exists) from other parties focuses minds on issues rather than on party doctrine.
 
#4
Apparently Broon has asked broon with an 'e' to remain in situ at MoD.
 
#5
FABLONBIFFCHIT said:
Apparently Broon has asked broon with an 'e' to remain in situ at MoD.
Probably no-one else would take it. Don't want sh!t all over their CV from the disaster of the last few postholders.
 
#6
DozyBint said:
Drawing expertise (where it exists) from other parties focuses minds on issues rather than on party doctrine.
He might also need to draw support from other parties if there's a hung parliament after the next election.

If he's serious about having a 'government of all the talents' he should draw in people from outside politics or even from outside the UK.
 
#7
Ancient_Mariner said:
DozyBint said:
Drawing expertise (where it exists) from other parties focuses minds on issues rather than on party doctrine.
He might also need to draw support from other parties if there's a hung parliament after the next election.

If he's serious about having a 'government of all the talents' he should draw in people from outside politics or even from outside the UK.
I haven't had the telephone call yet....

Litotes
 
#8
FABLONBIFFCHIT said:
Apparently Broon has asked broon with an 'e' to remain in situ at MoD.
Nice to know where we lie on his list of priorities; Defence not important enough for a Broonite "inner circle"apparatchik, so we'll have that fcuking chimp Broone in Whitehall instead to absorb the flak, a cretin who can be ignored and over-ridden by the PM in much the same way as that Cnut Hoon.
 
#9
DozyBint said:
Latest rumour:

Lib Dem Baroness Williams has been asked to advise Gordon Brown on nuclear proliferation, the BBC has learned.
Baroness Williams told the BBC she had a "friendly conversation" with Mr Brown within hours of his appointment.

She has yet to accept the advisory role, but has informed Lib Dem leader Sir Menzies Campbell.

The offer comes after the new prime minister began his premiership by saying he would "reach out beyond narrow party interest".
If this is true (and I understand the political expediency of the decision from Broon's perspective) then I think it’s a good thing. Drawing expertise (where it exists) from other parties focuses minds on issues rather than on party doctrine.
Are we looming closer to a one party state? or am i just a is it tin foil hat fan? 8O


edited to add....................


Themanwho said:
FABLONBIFFCHIT said:
Apparently Broon has asked broon with an 'e' to remain in situ at MoD.
Nice to know where we lie on his list of priorities; Defence not important enough for a Broonite "inner circle"apparatchik, so we'll have that fcuking chimp Broone in Whitehall instead to absorb the flak, a cretin who can be ignored and over-ridden by the PM in much the same way as that Cnut Hoon.
that shows the truth in broons real concerns with HMF, he will be happy to see it reduced too an cheap PFI deal outsourced to however puts in the lowest bid.
 
#10
DozyBint said:
Well on the plus side Beckett has been sent off in her caravan!

I'm not sure about Darling being Chancellor - I can't see he'll be anything but Broon's puppet. Jack Straw will continue to be the grey man, but the one I'm most interested in is David Miliband. I was amazed that people seemed shocked that he refused to stand against Broon in the leadership contest, but he's definitely playing the long game: Foreign Secretary, till Broon loses the next election, then he'll come forward (reluctantly, coz he's such a self-effacing chap :roll: ) to be the new Messiah, erm, I mean Labour leader...
I think you're right about Miliband, Dozy; he was too young this time round, IMO, and he's playing a long game.

Litotes
 
#11
Ancient_Mariner said:
He might also need to draw support from other parties if there's a hung parliament after the next election.
Which is why I wrote:

...I understand the political expediency of the decision from Broon's perspective...
:D

Ancient_Mariner said:
If he's serious about having a 'government of all the talents' he should draw in people from outside politics or even from outside the UK.
The US system, which is pretty much what you've described, has some positives as it means that those forming policy have some experience of their sectors, but there are times when allegiances / influences from their time in their industries are questioned (Halliburton).

I've always been of the opinion that if ever the second chamber was reformed, it should be staffed by a "revolving door" of experts to properly scrutinise policy: representatives from the medical profession, the City, the IT world, the Armed Forces, transport sector, manufacturing etc.
 
#12
Litotes said:
Ancient_Mariner said:
DozyBint said:
Drawing expertise (where it exists) from other parties focuses minds on issues rather than on party doctrine.
He might also need to draw support from other parties if there's a hung parliament after the next election.

If he's serious about having a 'government of all the talents' he should draw in people from outside politics or even from outside the UK.
I haven't had the telephone call yet....

Litotes
What post are you hoping for?

I want Prescott's old job, as well as his old Jaguar, his old flat in Admiralty Arch, his old mansion at Dorneywood and a NEW secretary please. I hate to think where his old secretary has been.

I feel well qualified for the post as I've been on several P&O ferries and I can talk exactly like Mr Prescott does (so long as I've had 10 pints beforehand).
 
#13
halo_jones said:
Are we looming closer to a one party state?
I suspect that this may be close to the truth of at least some of the thinking behind this move; how equitable Broon and Neue Arbeit will be to the voters come the next election.

Nice to know where we lie on his list of priorities; Defence not important enough for a Broonite "inner circle"apparatchik, so we'll have that fcuking chimp Broone in Whitehall instead to absorb the flak, a cretin who can be ignored and over-ridden by the PM in much the same way as that Cnut Hoon.
Broone has always been a Broonite apparatchik; he went to Defence from the treasury, so has just been a sleeper until now.
 
#14
FABLONBIFFCHIT said:
Apparently Broon has asked broon with an 'e' to remain in situ at MoD.
He has also been given Scotland to lookafter which sends the wrong message all those working damn hard across all three services. Clearly defence matters are now so high on new PM's agenda (not!) that the SoS for Def has now been given something else to look after.

This is an insult to the services and in my view we are going from bad to worse!
 
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#15
Litotes said:
Ancient_Mariner said:
DozyBint said:
Drawing expertise (where it exists) from other parties focuses minds on issues rather than on party doctrine.
He might also need to draw support from other parties if there's a hung parliament after the next election.

If he's serious about having a 'government of all the talents' he should draw in people from outside politics or even from outside the UK.
I haven't had the telephone call yet....

Litotes
...was sort of expecting one myself as well. He'll live to regret it.
 
#16
Baroness Williams...that will be the arrogant, touchy feely, we're all equal woman who started the comprehensive education system and will not admit she was wrong in any way till the day she dies :evil:
 
#18
Im not sure about Harriet Harman, being deputy.

An ex activist..one of those anti war/ anti anything types.


She also is against the camp on Guantamino Bay, and is against Trident.

I understand people views, but we must NEVER lose our nuclear defences, no matter how many billions they are.
 
#19
Ancient_Mariner said:
Litotes said:
Ancient_Mariner said:
DozyBint said:
Drawing expertise (where it exists) from other parties focuses minds on issues rather than on party doctrine.
He might also need to draw support from other parties if there's a hung parliament after the next election.

If he's serious about having a 'government of all the talents' he should draw in people from outside politics or even from outside the UK.
I haven't had the telephone call yet....

Litotes
What post are you hoping for?

I want Prescott's old job, as well as his old Jaguar, his old flat in Admiralty Arch, his old mansion at Dorneywood and a NEW secretary please. I hate to think where his old secretary has been.

I feel well qualified for the post as I've been on several P&O ferries and I can talk exactly like Mr Prescott does (so long as I've had 10 pints beforehand).
Foreign Secretary: loads of overseas trips and freebies, and I wouldn't have to do much work to be so much better that Mrs Beckett. :D

Litotes
 
#20
Biscuits_AB said:
Litotes said:
Ancient_Mariner said:
DozyBint said:
Drawing expertise (where it exists) from other parties focuses minds on issues rather than on party doctrine.
He might also need to draw support from other parties if there's a hung parliament after the next election.

If he's serious about having a 'government of all the talents' he should draw in people from outside politics or even from outside the UK.
I haven't had the telephone call yet....

Litotes
...was sort of expecting one myself as well. He'll live to regret it.
:D :D
 

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