Is this another "Night of the long knives"?

  john bunyan 08:08 15 Jul 2014

It is said that 12 "male and pale" Cabinet members are going , to make way for a bevy of "Cameron's Babes". A desperate political move, or common sense to promote women? It has shades of Macmillan ,52 years ago, see:

Night of long knives

  Quickbeam 08:48 15 Jul 2014

I was surprised that he got rid of Hague. He struck me as a competent and globally respected Foreign Secretary of the same calibre in modern times as Douglas Hurd.

It's not really a position to jazz up for the short term, even if he really was intending to stand down, he was in the right job for this government.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:38 15 Jul 2014

There's an election due - time to "pretty up" the party to attract the voters.

or am I being a little to cynical?

  Forum Editor 09:58 15 Jul 2014

Night of the long knives?

It's a cabinet re-shuffle in advance of a General election - nothing new in that.

  Quickbeam 10:24 15 Jul 2014

Does he only write about Williams...?

  john bunyan 10:56 15 Jul 2014

Hague's voice was a political asset; Old Etonian drawls will be avoided where possible to appease those that dislike the numbers from that school surrounding Cameron.

If Gow is moved it looks like appeasement towards the teachers.

  john bunyan 10:57 15 Jul 2014

Sorry,Gow should have read Gove!

  Mr Mistoffelees 12:47 15 Jul 2014

"There's an election due - time to "pretty up" the party to attract the voters.

or am I being a little to cynical?"

I would say you have hit the nail right on the head *Fruit Bat /\0/*

  Mr Mistoffelees 12:49 15 Jul 2014

Sorry *Fruit Bat /\0/* your name was supposed to be in bold.

  Mr Mistoffelees 12:49 15 Jul 2014

And again it didn't work....

  Forum Editor 15:41 15 Jul 2014

Mr Mistoffelees

It didn't work because you formatted it in italics.

Type your text, highlight it, click on the B symbol in the formatting bar, and your text will be enclosed within two stes of double asterisks. Italic formatting has one asterisk.

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