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« on: July 09, 2018, 06:27:08 am »

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David Davis has resigned. I wonder if Chris Grayling will get transferred from transport to Brexit Secretary

I wonder if the DfT's group of ministers will change? 
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 07:20:07 am »

Was the person writing that saying it as a joke?
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 07:27:09 am »

Was the person writing that saying it as a joke?

I suspect so ... yet many a true word spoken in jest?   He was appointed to Shadow Cabinet in 2005 and has move roles in 2007 and 2009 before getting an actual cabinet job in 2010. Moves in 2012, 2015 and July 2016, so he's been at the DfT longer than most of his other roles, and longer than most others who have held the SoS role over the last 30 years.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 07:28:57 am »

We could have a bi mode Brexit, whereby it would be claimed that all the advantages of Brexit could be obtained without actually leaving.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 07:37:25 am »

We could have a bi mode Brexit, whereby it would be claimed that all the advantages of Brexit could be obtained without actually leaving.

I thought the campaign was for bi-mode in that it said we could have all the benefits of EU membership without actually being a member!
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 07:48:58 am »

Ah no, that would be BI MODE bi mode, whereby we could stay in and obtain the benefits of leaving, or we could leave and retain the benefits of staying in. Or is that Quad mode ?
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2018, 09:03:19 am »

Not sure if it's another joke, but from "meltdown country" on Facebook ...

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There’s a rumour circulating that Grayling is to become the new Brexit Minister. Would it be wise to put him in charge of a timetable? ...

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Comment:  Yes yes yes! It will be cancelled!
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 09:08:27 am »

If Grayling is in charge we will probably have joined the Euro by December.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 09:13:34 am »

Surely it will be going to Liam Fox?
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 09:26:18 am »

Surely it will be going to Liam Fox?


Nah !  Give it to Boris.
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2018, 09:32:16 am »

Any opportunity to move Chris Grayling away from the DfT should surely be grasped with both hands?
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 09:33:35 am »

Surely it will be going to Liam Fox?


Nah !  Give it to Boris.

I suspect that there will probably be a change of PM shortly after whoever gets the job.
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2018, 09:35:25 am »

Any opportunity to move Chris Grayling away from the DfT should surely be grasped with both hands?

Just means Brexit will turn  up late & short formed.
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2018, 09:38:14 am »

Informed speculation from Laura Kuennsburg that Grayling will be new Brexit Secretary and Clare Perry who was 'ashamed' to be rail Minister, to replace him as SoS. Might mean that Devizes has a branch line and a station by Christmas ?
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2018, 09:48:59 am »

Any opportunity to move Chris Grayling away from the DfT should surely be grasped with both hands?

Just means Brexit will turn  up late & short formed.


Nah ! It will be cancelled due to lack of crew.
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