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Cabinet reshuffle bonus
IT IS Government reshuffle time again. Well-established Cabinet ministers have been moved out to let someone else have a go.
The inference from these affairs is that the Cabinet Minister has been found wanting and is therefore demoted so that some other would-be Cabinet minister can replace them.
The original incumbent will have been there for at least a year before the Prime Minister suddenly realises they don’t really cut the mustard and someone else is shoehorned into their place.
In real life a person selected for a particular job will have been interviewed, at great length, before he/she is hired. The chances of this employee being found wanting after a year’s employment would be nil.
However, in the ethereal world of Government, Cabinet ministers are appointed and allowed to run their department as they see fit. Then after the PM apparently finds they aren’t quite the person he thought they were, they are kicked out and someone else lands the role.
Or is there a more prosaic reason for these reshuffles? Could it be that those appointed as Cabinet ministers are all part of a cadre of people who take their turn in filling the top job?
After all there is a considerable increase in annual salary from £66,396 to £145,492, so the reappointment would be welcome. A very nice addition to the family coffers.
Phil Roe, Roman Avenue South, Stamford Bridge.
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