Monday, June 29, 2009

A Liberal Democrat Blogger Fantasy Cabinet

Alright, now for a little fun...
  • Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service - Millennium Elephant
  • Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal - me (someone will get the joke)
  • Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, First Secretary and Lord President of the Council - Mark Thompson
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer - Alex Foster
  • Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs - Cicero
  • Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor - Judge James Graham
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department - Lynne Featherstone
  • Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Nich Starling
  • Secretary of State for International Development - Lord Avebury
  • Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government - Fraser MacPherson
  • Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families - Costigan Quist
  • Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change - Alix Mortimer
  • Secretary of State for Health - Mary Reid
  • Secretary of State for Northern Ireland - Stephen Glenn
  • Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster - Baroness Rigg of Brighouse
  • Minister for the Cabinet Office, and for the Olympics and Paymaster General - Alex Wilcock
  • Secretary of State for Scotland - Caron Lindsay
  • Secretary of State for Work and Pensions - Steve Webb
  • Chief Secretary to the Treasury - Charlotte Gore
  • Secretary of State for Wales - Peter Black
  • Secretary of State for Defence - Menzies Campbell
  • Secretary of State for Transport - Jonathan Wallace
  • Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport - Sara Bedford
I'd also need a few people to fill other key roles;


Alex Wilcock said...

A very impressive list - the secretaries for Children and Transport seem especially appropriate (as well as Baroness Rigg and the Prime Minister, of course).

I can't think why you have me down as Minister for Shouty Enforcement. On the other hand, being in charge of the Olympics suits me fine - in these days of "tough choices," I'd announce that, as a celebration of individual achievement and international competition, politics should have nothing to do with them, handing all power to the athletes and extending no government interference whatever. Or money.

It's not just because I wouldn't want anything sporty, honest...

I ought to do one of these myself, but the only one I can firmly make up my mind on is Conrad Russell for Prime Minister (sorry, Millennium).

Bernard Salmon said...

OK, I'll let Caron be Secretary of State for Scotland, as long as I can be the Scottish First Minister.

Mark Valladares said...


I'm delighted to defer to you on that. After all, as an Englishman, albeit with a mother from Keith, it would be wrong of me to dabble in Scottish politics...

Unknown said...

Yippee! Bernard and I can work on introducing STV for the Scottish Parliament elections:-)

I'm assuming that we have a small majority in Westminster, so introducing it for UK elections might take longer, but we'll do it for Holyrood at least:-)

Jennie Rigg said...

I can has Woolsack? :D

Mark Valladares said...

Sadly, my Lady, that job is gone, but I don't see why you couldn't sit on it from time to time...

Jennie Rigg said...

Also, while I am fully in favour of PM Elephant, James at Justice? WE'RE ALL DOOMED!!!

Costigan Quist said...

Thank you for your faith in me. I now feel I may be able to deal with rodents as well as children in the ministerial portfolio.

Badly, of course, but why buck the trend of the last few decades.

Stephen Glenn said...

How can I remain jealous of Anthony Sheen if I get Hillsborough Castle as a G&F? Although the nephews will enjoy seeing Uncle Stephen more and playing in the Gardens.

Although obviously I'll not be claiming any of the mountains of camomile tea required to keep Peter Robinson and Martin Maguinness calm on expenses.

But just so long as I don't have to deal too often with the MP for the constituency I went to secondary school in. She may try and cure me!!! :-0

Anonymous said...

Hmm... responsible for negotiating budgets with departments. I can see that'll be fun:

"Right, let's open with.. zero. Your move"

I won't let you down :)

Jen said...

@ Alex - well quite, surely if they want to have an Olympics, these athletes can raise the money, perhaps through a series of sponsored walks? :D