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Would the UK benefit from a US-style cabinet vetting process?

The different political system means we could not replicate it directly—but some general lessons can be drawn

By Alexandra Cirone  

United States President Donald Trump, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Photo: Chris Kleponis/DPA/PA Images

This week, Theresa May reshuffled her top team. Or tried to. Much has already been written on the political theatrics—and how it all went wrong. But there’s something else worth discussing: the lack of transparency in cabinet selection in the UK. The vetting process for the US cabinet is much more extensive, and highly visible. While politics across the Atlantic is currently fraught, it is interesting to examine the…

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