Reshuffle

Now I’m a backbencher, I’m free to speak my mind

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Politicians are supposed to have a survival instinct. Mine didn’t kick in last week, so I had no idea that…

Does Liz Truss have what it takes to be Foreign Secretary?

18 September 2021 8:30 pm

In the dying days of Theresa May’s benighted premiership I spotted a long-serving Tory MP on the same weekend train…

Boris Johnson's government shake-up continues

17 September 2021 1:00 am

After a rather quiet day, the reshuffle is back on, and Boris Johnson is proving to be even more brutal…

Johnson's reshuffle rumours won't go away

15 September 2021 12:50 am

When Boris Johnson was asked at today’s Covid press conference whether he could rule out an imminent cabinet reshuffle, he…

Is Boris weaponising reshuffle rumours?

7 September 2021 5:10 am

Parliament is back today and the Prime Minister is facing an autumn filled with problems. Boris Johnson had hoped to…

What will the next reshuffle look like?

10 August 2021 12:25 am

Following reports over the weekend that Boris Johnson has threatened to demote Rishi Sunak to health secretary, Downing Street has today…

Will Boris come to regret his Treasury power grab?

14 February 2020 6:03 pm

Has Boris Johnson made the first major error of his premiership? Choosing his adviser over his Chancellor could be seen…

Tristram Hunt’s Diary: Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘revenge reshuffle’ has distracted attention from several Tory disasters

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Whatever you do, don’t allow your six-year-old to be caught short at Crewkerne station. With the rain pouring and the…

Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now

9 January 2016 9:00 am

There have been few more pathetic displays of political impotence than the tweets sent by shadow cabinet members paying tribute…

Spectator letters: In defence of women ministers, Handel and lefty sex

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Give the women a chance Sir: Melissa Kite’s article about the reshuffle seems downright unfair (‘A misogynistic reshuffle’, 19 July). Whatever…

Portrait of the week: ministerial musical chairs, women bishops, giant snails

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Home In a ministerial reshuffle, William Hague, who promised to leave Parliament at the election, was made Leader of the…

What Germans are worst at

19 July 2014 9:00 am

What Germans do worst Some things Germans aren’t very good at: — Making reliable car engines. According to a survey by Warranty Direct…

The Spectator's Notes: this is the worst reshuffle since 1989

19 July 2014 9:00 am

This must be the worst reshuffle since Mrs Thatcher demoted Geoffrey Howe in 1989. Unlike that one, its errors are…

Cameron was right to move Gove

19 July 2014 9:00 am

I tried to reach Michael Gove on Tuesday shortly after the news broke that he’d been moved to the Whips’…

Martin Vander Weyer: Bad news for pawnbrokers. Is that good news for the rest of us?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

While attention has focused on the sudden ubiquity and alleged iniquity of payday lenders, boom and impending bust has infected…