back to article Ed Vaizey booted to backbench, Hancock booted to DCMS

New UK Prime Minister Theresa May's reshuffle last week resulted in higher pile of bodies than a Game of Thrones wedding. Among a number of big hitters to be axed, including George Osborne, was digital and cultural minister Ed Vaizey. Vaizey had held that position since 2010 and is succeeded by former Cabinet Office minister …

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What a load of old bullocks!

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Bring out your dead

"It is not known what quantity of uninfected meat Ben was force-fed ..."

... but we do know that he is an expert on the Black Death.

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Digital Switchover

I wonder if the new guy will still be swayed by the DAB lobby and push for Band II VHF to be removed - all whilst many DAB stations are broadcasting in Mono (may as well be on AM), and Ofcom are busy handing out community FM licenses (if you have lots of cash to burn!). Or is the secret plan to migrate everything to the Internet? Absolute Radio stations streaming with FLAC suggests they think the future is not via radio...

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Spider doodles?

A quantum leap in both content and complexity, then. Showcasing advanced design skills and imagineering. Publication imminent as soon as they decide the colour and font of the Dev-Ops logo on the headed paper.

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Re: Spider doodles?

The colour is probably going to be blue and the font will definitely be Arial.

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Re: Spider doodles?

That's very fitting.

Edit: Oops, I mis-read the font name. I really should get my eyes tested.

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So we have Gummer and Rees Mogg facing off against Benn and Kinnock. Firstly, this eighties revival idea has dragged on too long and gone too far; secondly it feels almost as though there is an established political class who are keen to retain power within a few enduring dynasties.

Thank goodness we've taken back our democracy.

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Thank goodness we've taken back our democracy.

Absolutely! Hurrah! God save the Queen!

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We only need one dynasty

The Windsors will do very well for us, as they are not directly involved in the running of the country. Dynasties as we are seeing in the USA and Canada, however...

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@ Rich 11

I'm glad we have a monarch as our Head of State - I much prefer someone who had no more choice than who's womb they sprang from than some grubby schemer who genuinely thinks they're above everyone else and deserves to rule. Leadership is a burden - not a prize.

"Those who seek power are not worthy of that power"

Plato

"The desire to be a politician should be enough to ban you from ever becoming one"

Billy Connolly

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Re: We only need one dynasty

A yes, the Windsors. Ironically, you'd have to look around for quite a while in order to find an English family that has as many European immigrants in their family tree as them.

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Re: We only need one dynasty - Ironically

Why ironically? Nobody credible has said that the Queen or her descendants wanted to leave the EU. In fact, prior to WW1, the nearest equivalent to the EU was the way that all the related monarchs could get together and "sort things out" - the problem came when people like Grey wanted us to oppose our close relatives the Germans in the interests of the French, who we had repeatedly had to bash very hard to try to keep the peace. For quite a significant period, and depending on how you look at it, Britain was officially part of Hannover or vice versa. And if the King of Hannover hadn't been mentally ill and had had more diplomatic sense, the American colonists might not have left the union.

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What, no mention for the Department of Administrative Affairs? Sir Humphrey will be disappointed.

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It was not him who was fed the burger but Cordelia (his younger sister) who suffered that fate. Never seen her again in public, I fear a family secret!

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John Selwyn Gummer

Wasn't he one of those twats who decided he couldn't stay in the Church of England when it ordained women priests?

Nice to know the Tory party is still producing progressive thinkers. And, once we're free of those EU shackles, we can go back to creating cheap cattle feed from scrapie-infected sheep. What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: John Selwyn Gummer

"Nice to know the Tory party is still producing progressive thinkers. And, once we're free of those EU shackles, we can go back to creating cheap cattle feed from scrapie-infected sheep. What could possibly go wrong?"

With Andrea [Polsci, Warwick, 2.2] Leadsom at DEFRA, we will soon find out.

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With Andrea [Polsci, Warwick, 2.2]

Really that bad? Still, didn't she go on to have a stellar career in the City? Obviously all that BS will have prepared her well for dealing with angry farmers…

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