Cabinet finally feels the squeeze

15 July 2014

12:10 PM

15 July 2014

12:10 PM

Some big egos are set to join David Cameron’s rubber-stamping Cabinet meetings,
which will make life interesting. There is a physical problem, too. Mr S makes
it 11 ministers awarded the right to attend (in addition to the 22 full Cabinet
ministers) — and the reshuffle is not even complete yet.

Sue Cameron reported during last year’s minor ministerial


‘A 4ft-long section has been made to fit perfectly on to the coffin-shaped Cabinet table, originally commissioned by Harold Macmillan more than half a century ago. It makes the table look “more coffin-like than ever”, according to one minister.’

Mr S hears that even with the extension, it was still a tight physical squeeze.

Will they have to get a bigger table; or perhaps they could install a dress

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  • Roger Hudson

    Cabinet government is not supposed to have such a large rabble. Presumably there will be a kitchen cabinet making the decisions with this lot saying ‘baaa’.

    • The_greyhound

      Surely it would be better if the women attending cabinet simply stayed in the kitchen until needed to serve tea.

  • monty61

    All shall have prizes.

    What a ditherer. How many did Thatcher have in the cabinet? About half I reckon.