This month, I watched live as the reshuffle happened in David Cameron’s government. I CANNOT understand why reshuffles happen. Why change people’s jobs in government so they can be more incompetent than they already are? But by 8 o’clock I gave up wondering at the stupidity of it all when I realised it’s all a sinking ship anyway. This is only part of the new crew for drowning for by 7:40pm, my brain had boggled and I gave up following it all. I don’t care – I won’t be voting for them anyway.
Here are part of the doomed crew.
7:40pm: Andrew Lansley is stepping down as an MP at the election.
6:40pm: Tobias Ellwood appointed FCO PUSS.
5:00pm: Jo Johnson promoted to Minister of State at Cabinet Office.
4:58pm: Sam Gymiah is PUSS at DfE.
4:02pm: Whips: Mel Stride, Therese Coffey, Ben Wallace & Damian Hinds.
3:59pm: Alun Cairns is PUSS at Wales Office.
2:05pm: Brooks Newmark is Parliamentary Secretary at Cabinet Office.
2:00pm: Ed Vaizey Minister of State at DCMS and BIS.
1:59pm: Brandon Lewis made Minister of State at DCLG.
1:47pm: Andrew Murrison is PUSS at Northern Ireland.
1:46pm: George Freeman becomes Minister for Life Sciences.
1:40pm: Julian Brazier becomes PUSS at MoD.
1:36pm: Desmond Swayne is Minister of State at DFID.
1:33pm: Robert Buckland becomes Solicitor General.
1:22pm: Liam Fox turns down a job at FCO.
1:14pm: Nick Gibb is returning to Government as Minister of State at DfE.
12:30pm: Penny Mordaunt is the new PUSS at DCLG.
12:29pm: Amber Rudd is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DECC.
12:25pm: Priti Patel becomes Exchequer Secretary at the Treasury.
12:25pm: Claire Perry becomes a Transport minister.
12:18pm: Oliver Lewtin becomes Lord Privy Seal.
12:12pm: Anna Soubry is Minister of State at Defence.
12:10pm: John Hayes appointed Minister of State at Transport.
12:07pm: David Gauke is Financial Secretary to the Treasury.
11:35am: Mark Harper appointed Minister of State at DWP.
11:32am: Nick Boles is Minister of State at Education and BIS.
11:30am: Mike Penning is Minister of State at Home Office and MoJ.
11:14am: Matt Hancock is Minister of State for BIS, DECC and Portsmouth. He will attend Cabinet.
11:11am: Jeremy Wright is the new Attorney General.
11.00am: Baroness Stowell replaces Jonathan Hill as Lords Leader.
10:43am: Lord Hill is the PM’s nomination for European Commissioner.
10.34am: Greg Clark becomes Minister for Universities, Cities and Science.
10:27am: Esther McVey continues at DWP and will now attend Cabinet.
9:55am: Michael Fallon is the new Defence Secretary.
9:30am: New Environment Secretary is Liz Truss.
9:25am: Nicky Morgan replaces Gove as Education Secretary.
9.12am: Michael Gove is moved to Chief Whip.