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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2018, 10:00:25 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 ?

It would not mean that Devizes (or Marlborough, also in her constituency) had a branch line by Christmas.  Of all the DfT ministers at various levels, Claire Perry struck me as one of the best informed and best understanding of the brief - and that was not just because she was well briefed - she understood it too.   Perhaps that's biased - I have met her and had meaningful conversations on a number of occasions, not always in total agreement either - perhaps other ministers are similarly good but I haven't had the pleasure of enough involvement to appreciate that.
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2018, 10:02:54 am »

Claire Perry would make my day if she was SoS ,especially if jojo got shunted at the same time,However the lady has been at the dept before and might not want her fingers burnt for a second time ,shame to lose out on her talent,

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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2018, 10:12:28 am »

Yes, Jojo does not seem at all happy at Transport where he stumbles all too often. Perhaps Mrs May may fire off a couple of Johnsons on her own ! Shocked
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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2018, 10:15:03 am »

Yes, Jojo does not seem at all happy at Transport where he stumbles all too often. Perhaps Mrs May may fire off a couple of Johnsons on her own !

But isn't there something very rail about "JoJo" and "BoJo" ... or was that "BoBo" and "CoCo".  Sorry - clowning around, and remembering the MetroVic "CoBo"s.
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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2018, 10:17:16 am »

That thought had crossed my mind.
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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2018, 10:24:39 am »

.....maybe Mark Hopwood will be ennobled and take over? Plenty of nooks & crannies in which to hide in the House of Lords! 😂
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2018, 10:30:09 am »

Hmm, don't know much about Dominic Raaaaaaaaab...
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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2018, 10:41:58 am »

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabid Brexiteer !
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« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2018, 11:42:05 am »

https://mobile.twitter.com/MallowNews/status/1016250021799497729/photo/1
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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2018, 11:50:33 am »

yep - Raab got the job....
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« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2018, 11:59:48 am »

yep - Raab got the job....

On Twitter ;-

 .... the buffon door revolves once again ....
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« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2018, 02:29:49 pm »


Were that it real. David Davies isn't that clever.
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« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2018, 03:06:53 pm »

Boris gone!!!

Leadership challenge in the offing I suspect.

"(Theresa) May you live in interesting times."
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« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2018, 03:14:16 pm »

Boris gone!!!

Leadership challenge in the offing I suspect.

"(Theresa) May you live in interesting times."

"Theresa May says a new Foreign Secretary will be announce shortly" ... hmmm ... don't know who's replace Raaab at Housing yet ...
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« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2018, 03:16:01 pm »

Gove is key now. Which side he picks will probably determine if there's a leadership challenge.
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