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Reshuffle: Portfolios without minister

Reshuffles may include a large number of random events but fear not: departments provide an effective sweeper function

By Emran Mian  

Whitehall has been in turmoil this week as the Prime Minister carries out an ambitious reshuffle, but all will soon be calm once more

We’ve all familiar with the title of “Minister Without Portfolio.” Following this week’s reshuffle, there are for the moment several “portfolios without Minister.”

Nick Hurd has been replaced as Minister for Civil Society by Brooks Newmark. But Hurd had also…

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