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The case of the cursed briefs? This is what Theresa May’s new appointments have in common—and why it should worry her

Several of the appointments are to briefs that have a high degree of churn. That's bad news for the Prime Minister—and for the country

By Alex Dean  

A photo outside Number 10 during the reshuffle. But should some of May's new appointments be worried? Photo: PA

Theresa May had hoped to assert some strength yesterday. In the end, the reshuffle had the opposite effect: it exposed her weakness. The press was briefed to expect big changes at Health and Business. Today, Jeremy Hunt and Greg Clark remain in their posts, apparently after refusing to budge. Andrea Leadsom, also thought to be on the way out, remains in place as Leader of the Commons.

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