Josh Self

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Sunak hints at grand vision for government, but cautious reshuffle only underlines constraints

Cabinet reshuffles, especially those conducted early in a prime minister’s tenure, are typically about ambitious agenda-setting, clearing out the clutter of previous administrations and stating the ideological intent of the new government. After a prime minister’s first reshuffle, the general political trajectory — both of the government and their party — has been known to… Read more »

News Feature
Has Rachel Reeves replaced Angela Rayner as Starmer’s de facto number two?

When Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer touched down in snowy Davos this January, ready to schmooze business leaders in the Swiss Alps, he did not disembark alone. Instead, the Labour leader attended this annual jamboree of international capital flanked by his shadow chancellor and trusty treasury sidekick, Rachel Reeves.  Reeves and Starmer’s Davos double-act was… Read more »