|Hanging on the telephone??? No, its our Stewart on a globe trotting fact finding mission....|
UPDATE A week is along time in politics, and we are truly delighted to report, that possibly as a result of our lament about Stewies uncertain future (this blog is read by many commentators inside the Westminster bubble) the MP for Peterborough (well part of it) has found a cushty PPS role in the new Ministry for Brexit, he will be the parliamentary bag carrier for David Davis, the Minister for Brexit.
Perhaps Stewart will grow in to the role, but he'll have to start communicating with people, unblock the thousands on twitter ( including us) and undertake long haul overseas trips all expenses paid for by parliament ( Oh nothing new then! See picture above)
At the same time we hear that Shalesh Vara the MP for the rest of Peterborough, has lost his role at the Ministry for Justice and returned to the back benches. We always thought Shailesh Vara to be a hard working MP, and no doubt he'll be back on the front benches before long...
Spare a thought (well just a brief one) for an ex local bank manager Stewart Jackson MP, (CON, Peterborough) sitting by the publicly funded telephone/iphone forlornly waiting for the call from the new Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, she of the 'kitten heels', the very tough, long serving Home Office Minister, who once called the Conservatives 'the nasty Party', and pin up of the Police Federation - a call that sadly (for Stewart) may never, ever, come; Stewart backed another ex 'banker' Mrs Leadsum, who some say 'blinged' up her banking CV. Whatever was she thinking?
Still looking on the bright side, joining him on the back benches, is none other than Gideon! Oh, should explain you know him as George Osborne (family firm Osborne & Little - purveyors of uber expensive wallpaper and paints for wealthy Arabs to bling up their properties.. )
Apparently Gideon was bullied at private school, so dropped his given name at aged 9, and opted for being known as ... George. Not so certain about Stewarts schooling, but if it was private, the family might consider a refund?...Who knows.
The sad fact is Stewart, bills himself 'the MP for Peterborough' but in reality, his 'manor' only covers the rougher part of the City, so the rest of us are lumped into NW Cambridgeshire and Shailesh Vara MP (no news so far of his future...)
Expect the Cameron/Osborne 'old guard' to be wiped out, joining our Stewart on the now overcrowded back benches...possibly sitting next to Michael Gove, Savid Javid (?), Nicky Morgan, John Whittingdale, Jeremy Hunt(?), Oliver Letwin, also swiftly airbrushed to political oblivion?
Looking down at the backs of the government Front Bench, which by the end of today could see many more female MPs picking up 'red boxes' we clearly live in interesting times....
And finally, congratulations to my colleague, Joey Jones the ever popular ex Sky political correspondent, who takes up a major communications role inside 10 Downing Street. A good move.
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