Saturday, May 15, 2010

Five Things You Never Knew About Our New Ministers

1. Lord Howell, Minister of State, FCO, would like Japan to become a member of the Commonwealth.
2. The new Minister of State at the Department of Health, Simon Burns, is a chain smoker.
3. Henry Bellingham, PUSS at the FCO, was called 'Mouse' at school, a nickname he retains to this day. Great in negotiations.
4. Lynne Featherstone's first act as junior Home Office Minister was to slag off her own government for its 'equalities' record.
5. Nick Harvey, the new Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence, managed to speak out in favour of the Eurofighter and against it, all within the space of a month.

14 comments:

Curmy said...

I heard Lynne Featherstone whingeing on the radio, and assumed it was sour grapes because she hadn't got a job !

Why's Norman Lamb not been given one ?

Kronos said...

so no change there then - a government of plonkers

Thomas said...

One senses you aren't particularly happy with the coalition!

Roger Thornhill said...

I heard LynneF's stream of non-sequiturs on R4 yesterday*.

She was monstered by Kirsty Alsop who beat her about the head with a reason stick.

LF clearly has been free to spout this particular canard in front of people who will nod for way too long.


* World at One, I think.

Mirtha Tidville said...

Why should England tremble eh???

davidc said...

inconsistency has never been a bar to high political office in the past so why should it be different now ?

Norton Folgate said...

The idiocy continues.

Nothing new, just a change of management.

Not a sheep said...

Will Norman Baker use his new position to access information about the 'suicide' of Dr David Kelly?

James G said...

"Nick Harvey, the new Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence, managed to speak out in favour of the Eurofighter and against it, all within the space of a month."

A bit like David Cameron on Nick Clegg...

fyoc said...

What was it the other day you were saying about "Oxbridge grads are very intelligent and it's great that they are in the Cabinet rather than UEL grads"?

pol-e-tics said...

'Simon Burns is a chain smoker'. To be pedantic, I think not. It's a physical impossibility — unless his office is on the roof.

wild said...

In any competition Lynne Featherstone has to be a strong contender for the most stupid MP in the Country.

Matelot said...

I always thought Nick Harvey was a 'rent-a-gob'. All his pronouncements on TV news have been simple soundbites designed to put him in the best light.

William said...

David Cameron visited the Scottish Parliament within a few days of becoming PM--something his predecessor NEVER DID AT ALL while he was PM. (Narked at losing to the SNP in 2007)