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Cabinet reshuffles

Cabinet reshuffles

Brown meets with his new cabinet as MPs' revolt falters

GORDON Brown was today chairing the first meeting of his new Cabinet safe in the knowledge that the "peasants' revolt" against his premiership had collapsed.

Government reshuffle update: Jane Kennedy quits as Environment minister

ENVIRONMENT minister Jane Kennedy quit the Government today as the second round of Gordon Brown's reshuffle got under way, it was confirmed.

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Cabinet reshuffle: Defiant Brown battles on despite fresh wave of criticism

GORDON Brown today vowed he would not walk away from No 10 as he faced another outspoken attack from a former colleague.

'Just female window dressing' - Full text of Caroline Flint's resignation letter

FORMER Europe Minister Caroline Flint today berated Gordon Brown for treating her as "female window dressing".

Cabinet reshuffle: Outgoing Europe Minister Caroline Flint launches stinging attack on Prime Minister

CAROLINE Flint delivered a devastating attack on Gordon Brown tonight, accusing him of using women ministers as "female window dressing".

Cabinet reshuffle: New Cabinet listed in full

HERE is the full list of Cabinet members following today's reshuffle...

Cabinet reshuffle: Johnson 'has no ambitions to be leader'

NEW Home Secretary Alan Johnson today insisted he was not seeking the leadership of the Labour Party, and said he was backing Gordon Brown "to the hilt" to continue as Prime Minister.

Cabinet reshuffle: Sir Alan Sugar 'to receive peerage'

SIR Alan Sugar will receive a peerage as part of a new enterprise role in the Government, a source said today.

Cabinet reshuffle: John Hutton stands down as defence secretary

DEFENCE Secretary John Hutton is to stand down from the Government for "family reasons" after approaching the Prime Minister some time ago, sources said today.

Prescott attacks Labour ministers' 'dereliction of duty'

JOHN Prescott has launched a stunning assault on Harriet Harman, his successor as deputy Labour leader, over the party's poor performance in the local and European elections.

Cabinet reshuffle: Ministers voice support for Brown

MINISTERS and MPs lined up today to throw their support behind embattled Gordon Brown in the wake of James Purnell's dramatic resignation.

Cabinet reshuffle: As it happened

GORDON Brown today began a reshuffle of his Cabinet, following last night's resignation of Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell.

Cabinet job offer rejected by Lord Stevens

GORDON Brown's bid to form a Cabinet of "all the talents" has led him to asking Lord Stevens, the cross-bench peer and former police chief, to join the government.

Big name casualties as Blair bids to save reform legacy

Key quote"He did offer me a number of alternative posts in government but I felt it would be wrong to take them." - former Home Secretary Charles Clarke

Reid move could raise difficult questions

JOHN REID's appointment as Home Secretary yesterday confirms the continuing influence of Scottish MPs in the Cabinet, but could also raise some difficult political questions.

A high-risk reshuffle that shows PM knows end is near

EVEN on his worst days, Tony Blair remains a formidable strategist with an astonishing ability to shape events, or at least the way those events are perceived.

Doubt cast on priorities as education loses top two

LABOUR’S commitment to education was yesterday called into question after the impromptu government reshuffle cost the Department of Education its two most senior ministers.

Blair's reshuffle sparks new bout of Labour in-fighting

THE fall-out from Tony Blair’s latest Cabinet reshuffle has provoked a fresh bout of vicious Labour Party in-fighting.

PM holds all cards but can't shuffle

IN the run-up to his latest botched government shake-up, Tony Blair came in to meet a group of senior MPs and said nervously: "I should just get on with the reshuffles, shouldn’t I?"

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