The FOX hunting season seems to have started again. Dizzy speculates HERE about a future Conservative front bench reshuffle. It's clear that when Gordon Brown (for it is he) creates his Cabinet David Cameron will want to refashion his own front bench team. Between now and then the whole of the Conservative Westminster village will indulge in its favourite parlour game and speculate on who's in, who's out, who's up, who's down, safe in the knowledge that everyone will be wrong.
When he does conduct a reshuffle I hope David Cameron will goive some real thought to career progression and make appointments based on which jobs the particular individuals would be most suited to in government. Too often politicians are put in the wrong jobs, purely because there is a gap that needs to be filled. So far David Cameron has avoided the temptation of many party leaders to reshuffle his team to often. Indeed, in 18 months he hasn't reshuffled his Shadow Cabinet at all.
We all know who the good performers have been and those who haven't. The ConservativeHome monthly tracking poll gives a reasonable indication of this. There's no doubt that when the time comes, probably in early July, Cameron needs to choose the right team to fight the next two years up to the election. My suspicion is that there will be some radical changes and a lot of new blood brought in. Let's hope there won't be too much left on the carpet.