Monday, June 29, 2009

A bureaucrat's Fantasy Cabinet

Having been tagged by Stephen Tall, and unaccustomed to opining in public as I am, this has proved somewhat difficult. However, here goes;
  • Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service - William Ewart Gladstone
  • Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal - Lord Steel of Aikwood
  • Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, First Secretary and Lord President of the Council - David Lloyd George
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer - Vince Cable
  • Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs - Lord Russell Johnston
  • Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor - Lord Thomas of Gresford
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department - H H Asquith
  • Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Lord Redesdale
  • Secretary of State for International Development - Sarah Teather
  • Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government - Lynne Featherstone
  • Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families - Baroness Seear
  • Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change - Lord Ezra
  • Secretary of State for Health - Baroness Neuberger
  • Secretary of State for Northern Ireland - Lord Alderdice
  • Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster - Baroness Scott of Needham Market
  • Minister for the Cabinet Office, and for the Olympics and Paymaster General - Menzies Campbell
  • Secretary of State for Scotland - Jo Grimond
  • Secretary of State for Work and Pensions - Steve Webb
  • Chief Secretary to the Treasury - Susan Kramer
  • Secretary of State for Wales - Clement Davies
  • Secretary of State for Defence - John Pardoe
  • Secretary of State for Transport - Lord Bradshaw
  • Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport - Bob Russell
I'd also need a few people to fill other key roles;
  • Attorney General - Lord Hooson
  • Chief Whip - David Heath
  • Deputy Chief Whip (Treasurer of HM Household) - Jenny Willott
  • Chief Whip (House of Lords) - Lord Addington
  • Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) - Earl Russell
Not enough women, although my next effort might be a little better...

1 comment:

Jennie said...

Much as I would love to see Ros as leader of the HoL, I can't think of anyone better qualified than her for Local Govt (in ANY party), and Lynne is totally best used at whatever the modern equivalent of the DTI is...