Good morning. We’ve just had the night of the long knives – for middle-aged Tory ministers at least. Now for the promotions, and you can expect a disproportionate number of them to be younger and female. Will Britain join the list of countries with female defence secretaries? Will Esther McVey, Liz Truss and Priti Patel become the new faces of David Cameron’s government? And will any of them much welcome the idea that this is a mission to bring on the women? I discuss this with Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth in this special edition of The View from 22, The Spectator’s podcast.

Tags: Cabinet reshuffle, Esther McVey, Liz Truss, Priti Patel, William Hague