In his first speech as Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak pledged today outside Downing Street that he would form a cabinet to reward talent over petty internal politics.
To begin with, however, it looked like he was largely promoting the loyalists, backstabbers, destabilisers and remoaner globalists who first forced Boris Johnson out and then managed to depose Liz Truss in just six brutal weeks.
Out go the likes of Business Secretary Jacob Rees Mogg, Justice Secretary Brandon Lewis, Education Secretary Kit Malthouse and Levelling Up Secretary Simon Clarke.
Their only crime? Supporting the last two Prime Ministers.
Dan Wootton says Rishi Sunak must back Suella Braverman Image: GB News
In come key wets like Dominic Raab as Deputy Prime Minister, Oliver Dowden as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Mel Stride as Work and Pensions Secretary.
And Michael Gove, who is inexplicably rewarded for plotting and scheming against two Conservative Prime Ministers in a row.
And what about Jeremy Hunt, the most powerful person in Government, who stays as Chancellor because he’s seemingly more powerful than the PM.
He’s not popular amongst tories, he’s pro-China and he’s a zero-Covid advocate and he argued for a second EU referendum, so how and why is this man there?
But despite that criticism, there were things to like about this Cabinet, like Kemi Badenoch, who will be taking on the Women’s and Equalities brief alongside International Trade like Liz Truss once did.
And most significant was the return of superwoman Suella Braverman to the Home Office.
The Home Secretary’s decision to back Sunak over Boris Johnson over the weekend could be the last chance for the ex-PM’s comeback chances.
And she is now the unquestionable star of the right of the Tories, and her success or failure may well determine whether the Tories have any hope of winning the next global election.
If Sunak wants to prove if he wants to spurn a globalist or a socialist agenda, he has to back his new Home Secretary.
Perhaps most worrying today was the sacking today of the Tory party Chairman and Red Wall Champion Jake Berry, who just days ago warned…
“If we believe in democracy, members cannot be denied a say on who the next leader of the party is.”
Well that’s what happened.
It was an antidemocratic disgrace.
So Sunak has to do much more to regain the faith of the party, who still view him as a billionaire backstabber parachuted in as PM without securing one vote.