A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Fantasy Cabinet

Everyone else seems to be producing fantasy Brown cabinets, so here's my effort - apologies to anyone I've accidentally sacked:

Prime Minister: Gordon Brown
Deputy Prime Minister: Jack Straw
Chancellor: Ed Balls
Home Secretary: Hazel Blears
Foreign Secretary: Alan Johnson
Education: Jacqui Smith
Health: Caroline Flint
Transport: Douglas Alexander
Trade & Industry: Stephen Byers
Attorney General: Geoff Hoon
Local Government: Nick Raynsford
Housing: Jon Cruddas
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Margaret Beckett
Chief Whip: Tom Watson
Environment: David Miliband
Justice: John Denham
Work & Pensions: Yvette Cooper
Leader of the House of Commons: Alastair Darling
DCMS: Andy Burnham
Northern Ireland/Scotland: Des Browne
Leader of the Lords: Lord Kinnock
International Development: Hilary Benn
Defence: John Spellar
Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Ed Miliband
Wales: Jessica Morden

And as Party Chair is being abolished: Labour Party Vice-Chairs X4: Ian Austin, Baroness McDonagh, Frank Dobson, Ian McCartney


Anonymous littlejimmymaxton said...

sounds more like nightmare Cabeinet....

4:08 pm, June 23, 2007

Blogger felix said...

When was Lord Goldsmith at the height of his powers? On deciding,clearly after MUCH deliberation, that it was legal to go to war with Iraq? (i.e. the correct answer)?

5:15 pm, June 23, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats that dickhead Spellar doing in at Defense? Hes my MP but despite being a member of the Labour party I have no intention of voting for him at the next election

5:18 pm, June 23, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take it most people now think Hain is going to get the sack, then?

6:02 pm, June 23, 2007

Anonymous David said...

Certain odd choices.

Why bring back Byers? He was an absolute disaster at both T&I and Transport. at both departments he fundamentally misread how to play the City viz the Rover and Railtrack fiascos. The decisions taken in both cases led to millions of pounds of tax payers money being wasted.

Anonymous - a bit cowardly and have you heard of collective responsibility? Yes by all means vote against someone in selection, but once they are democratically selected in accordance with our procedures then you should support them. If you were a candidate, would you want your members actively not supporting you?

2:49 pm, June 24, 2007

Blogger Dave Brinson said...

Bit unfair on Hain- still a good minister (if not inspiring as DL candidate). And nothing at all for Harman. In hindsight- "oops" ????

4:24 pm, June 24, 2007


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