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DSD…..New British Government Cabinet Posts……

Cameron welcomed Nick Clegg on the steps of 10 Downing Street and shook his hand.

Much more should be manifest when the two hold a press conference at 2:15 p.m. BST = 9:15 a.m. EDT = 6:15 a.m. PDT.

A minor detail, but huge in terms of British constitutional history, would be a House of Lords elected by proportional representation (rather than appointed by the Prime Minister or succeeding through inheriting a peerage).

The Home Office (justice, prisons, police, immigration and other interior-ministry type functions) still hasn’t been filled.

Other cabinet posts so far:

Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury:

David Cameron (C)
Deputy Prime Minister:

Nick Clegg (LD)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

William Hague, former Tory leader
Defence:

Liam Fox (C)
Chancellor of the Exchequer:

George Osborne (C)
Chief Secretary to the Treasury:

???
Overseeing banking and business:

Vincent Cable (LD)
Home Secretary:

???

Scotland:

Danny Alexander (LD)
Health:

Andrew Lansley (C)
Environment and climate change:

Chris Huhne (LD)

¶ A blog reported that the Labour Party’s web site crashed because of a flood of new membership applications. Alistair Campbell, a former Labour spin doctor, says that the reality is that Nick Clegg has drawn his party to the right and an “extraordinary” number of disappointed Liberal Democrats have been calling Labour Party offices seeking to join.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/election2010/liveevent/

DSD

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May 12, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Updates | , ,

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