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Political Analyst Explains the Real Goals of Theresa May's Cabinet Reshuffle

Political Analyst Explains the Real Goals of Theresa May's Cabinet Reshuffle

Many prime ministers recoil from the prospect of antagonising the big beasts of the cabinet but moving even the medium-sized beasts proved too daunting for May. The idea is to promote new figures from Conservative Party and convey impression that, despite disastrous last months, Theresa May continues to command and be authoritative.

Dr. John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde and Fellow of The British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences, told Radio Sputnik that the prime minister apparently pursued two objectives by performing this reshuffling.

But that was as good as it got for the prime minister.

May also demonstrated her natural caution.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who favours the United Kingdom remaining in the single market and customs union, said Mr Davis's words were "extraordinary" given the government had set aside £3.7bn to prepare the United Kingdom for the possibility of leaving without an agreement.

May confirmed on Sunday (7) that she would be making ministerial changes, but refused to disclose details.

May's most eye-catching move was the revamp of the personnel at Conservative Campaign Headquarters.

Outflanked by an army of enthusiastic Labour grassroots in the form of the Jeremy Corbyn-supporting campaign group Momentum, May's promotion of a younger, more diverse crowd to the party leadership reflects widespread concern that the party failed to appeal to younger voters.

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Former immigration minister Lewis, who also takes the title of minister without portfolio, said he was "honoured" to be appointed party chairman less than eight years after arriving in the House of Commons as MP for Great Yarmouth in 2010.

James Cleverly, a prominent Brexiteer and friend of Boris Johnson who was only elected to parliament in 2015, was made Lewis' deputy.

The reshuffle "allows a new generation of gifted ministers to step up and make life better for people across the whole UK", May said in a statement.

May says she will re-jig government ranks "soon", with changes expected as soon as Monday. One minister said: "I feel sorry for Steve". It won't be easy and the new starters will need to hit the ground running.

In the end, the reshuffle was forced on May.

May has limited political capital for bold moves and can not afford to upset the pro- and anti-EU balance of her cabinet following the loss of her parliamentary majority in the last election and persistent internal turmoil over Brexit and her leadership.

In a surprise development, James Brokenshire, a longtime ally of May's, resigned from his post as Northern Ireland secretary, citing upcoming lung surgery.


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