The remodeling of government with which Theresa May intended to give a rudder blow and transmit an image of regained authority, after a disastrous year barely disimilado with modest achievements in recent months, has ended up transmitting exactly opposite: The finding that British prime minister is still little less than a political zombie, as former minister of Economy George Osborne defined it, unable to manage strong leadership required by a country plunged into EU's breakup negotiations, Greatest challenge of his recent history.
The achievement of concluding first phase of Brexit negotiations in December, and unsuccessful approval of last general budgets in November, provided Prime Minister with longed-for opportunity to shake fateful legacy of a Failed electoral advancement that cost him absolute majority last June. The forced resignation of three ministers in last two months of year, including ir de facto number two, put instrument on a platter to execute that coup of authority: a remodeling of cabinet.More information
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That would allow him, moreover, after a Christmas with public health on verge of collapse and unpopular price increases in transport, to transmit to country that government, about to Enfangarse in complex second phase of negotiations of Brexit, He's not willing to neglect domestic agenda.
But shot, as it is already habitual in prime minister, came out butt. The two days of entry and exit of ministers at Downing Street have emphasized limited margin of maneuver enjoyed by May. His attempt to seize reins with authority, as has already happened after his disastrous speech at Autumn party's annual Congress, has failed again.
The Prime Minister has continued this Tuesday with changes, promoting emerging figures to various state secretaries, in an attempt to reconnect party with young voters who are escaping. This second wave of change is an opportunity for May to brea fresh air into middle structures of ministries, after few movements in highest positions that Monday day took.
The chief ministers of his Government — including foreigner, Boris Johnson, and economy, Philip Hammond, strongly questioned by opposing party sectors — continue in ir posts, evincing need for May to maintain Intact internal balances between pro-Europeans and Europhobe. Three or ministers were allowed to reject new destinations offered to m by May, to point that two of m — health, Jeremy Hunt, and businessman Greg Clark — won pulse and retained ir purses. Justine Greening, until Monday education holder, resigned after refusing to accept new destination offered by her boss.
Calls to 10 Downing Street, in days of government remodeling, are often moments of high tension for those affected, who come docile to know ir fate. But on Monday night some of m remained hours inside, resisting and negotiating, unusually, offers of Prime Minister.
All this, littered with awkward communication errors, such as that led to Conservative Party congratulating, from his official Twitter account, Chris Grayling for his new position as president of training, responsibility that would eventually fall into Brandon Lewis, as soon reafter confirmed official announcement that arrived, by way, with a lack of spelling. Even daily Telegraph, Conservatives ' bedside newspaper, spoke of a "chaotic" remodeling. "No, Prime Minister!", he also titled The Conservative, but always less subtle, Daily Mail.
The most relevant changes in government have been those inevitable, insofar as it was to fill vacant seats. It is case of David Lidington, solvent, pro-European and little controversial deputy who becomes number two de facto de May, after forced resignation of Damian Green for lying about discovery of pornographic material in his work computer; And Karen Bradley, who becomes Minister of Norrn Ireland to replace James Brokenshire, resigned for health reasons.
It has been in party, and not in government, where May's changes have had greater scope. A new dome, with figures that have been shown to be well before media and presided by Brandon Lewis, will be in charge of agitating bases of a formation which loses dangerously militants, while labour, under command of Jeremy Corbyn, whisks Historical affiliation Records. The failure of Tories of June elections has ended up causing a jolt in Conservative Party, yes, but also a troubling narrowing of margin of maneuver of Prime minister, as has again highlighted its first major remodeling Of government since he came to Downing Street a year and a half ago.