Theresa May’s reshuffle today was largely a coin-toss between non-event and comedy – or perhaps tragic-comedy, given Jeremy Hunt’s alleged tears and May’s capitulation to him and other ministers who refused to be moved.
However, there was at least one – ironically – darker aspect to today’s nonsense:
The whiteness of Theresa May’s cabinet.
May’s ‘new’ cabinet contains not a single new black, asian or ethnic member – leaving Sajid Javid as the only non-white face around May’s cabinet table.
Men also massively predominate, with a number of women MPs so far named that can be counted on one hand, apart from May herself – although two of four non-cabinet ministers who have a right to attend cabinet meetings are female.
Pale – definitely. Male – yes. Stale – after today’s Titanic deckchair-shuffle, without question.
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