July 26, 2016
By Carl Thomson, Director
There had been speculation that Mrs May would look to provide continuity through modest changes to ministerial positions. In fact, the reshuffle showed a degree of radicalism that marked a significant departure with the approach of her predecessor towards Cabinet appointments. There is an expectation she will preside over a Cabinet that is more collegiate – while the creation of three new departments demonstrates her determination to shape not just her Cabinet, but the institutions of Whitehall themselves.
There will be challenges going forward – including the need to restore confidence in the economy, negotiate a credible ‘Brexit’ deal and make some difficult decisions on publicly-funded projects – but the reshuffle represents a confident start by the new Prime Minister, and one intended to enhance the Conservatives’ future electoral prospects.
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