Friday, May 05, 2006

Scottish Raj Promotions

Our Scottish-born PM has responded to his failure in the English local elections by... promoting more Scots! (Complete Scottish Raj list to follow when the full reshuffle is known):
John Reid Secretary of State for the Home Department MP for Airdrie & Shotts. Born Bellshill.

Des Browne Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence. MP for Kilmarnock & Loudoun. Born Kilwinning.

Alistair Darling Secretary of State for Trade and Industry . MP for Edinburgh South West. Born London.

Douglas Alexander Secretary of State for Transport and Secretary of State for Scotland. MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South. Born Glasgow.
Just to clarify - the PM, the Chancellor, and the Secretaries of State for the Home Office, Defence, Trade and Industry, and Transport are all either Scottish-born, or represent Scottish constituencies, or both. Of these, only the Prime Minister is elected by English voters.

Scotland has its own parliament. England does not.

And Lord Falconer (not elected, born Edinburgh) remains Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs.


Blogger AntiCitizenOne said...

Des Brown

6:29 pm  
Blogger DFH said...


6:36 pm  

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