Boris Johnson and his string-pulling aide Dominic Cummings have launched a massive power grab as the Prime Minister reshuffles his Cabinet.
Downing Street seized control of the Treasury yesterday, breaking down a historic separation between the man who wants to spend money and the man who has to count it.
Sajid Javidquit as Chancellor to be replaced by mansion-dwelling, billionaire heiress's husband Rishi Sunak- who at 39 was the most junior of ministers only seven months ago.
But there are more reasons than just that bloodbath to make the British public worried.
Women and the north of England could lose representation, while the Attorney General has vowed to crush "activist" courts and the foreign aid secretary has hit out at foreign aid.
Here are seven reasons you might lose a bit of sleep over the Tory Prime Minister's new team.
1. The Chancellor's power has been seized by 10 Downing Street
11 Downing Street is meant to have a natural tension with its next-door neighbour.
The Chancellor is supposed to stop the Prime Minister gushing out cash on any old project for headlines – no matter how much it costs, or whether other priorities should come first.
This is especially important for a PM who championed a failed Thames garden bridge and estuary airport, and who wants to build a 25-mile bridge to Northern Ireland across a munitions dump.
But Boris Johnson has driven a coach and horses through this rule in the way he forced out Sajid Javid.
Mr Javid is now the first Chancellor in 50 years not to deliver a Budget – the last one died! – after he resigned rather than accept No10's order to sack all his staff.
All very noble, but the problem is, Boris Johnson has now appointed a Chancellor who will take his orders.
Rishi Sunak is just 39 and was an entry-level communities minister seven months ago. He is supposed to be delivering a Budget in 26 days, but No10 have refused to confirm it'll definitely go ahead.
Instead of having his own economic advisors, Mr Sunak will share a team of policy staff with 10 Downing Street – the very plan Sajid Javid said "no self-respecting minister" could accept.
Sources say they want there to be not even a "cigarette paper" between the two operations.
This could end up like David Cameron and George Osborne – a rare show of unity between the two sides and a clarity of vision about what they want.
But it could also mean giving the Prime Minister unchecked power and lifting spending controls, undermining the Tories' entire claim to be good on the economy.
It could mean a crucial person who is meant to stand up to Boris Johnson no longer does.
And of course, look what happened the last time a Chancellor and PM were totally united on a vision. We got almost a decade of crushing Tory austerity.
2. The new Attorney General wants to 'take back control' from judges
Boris Johnson has appointed a new Attorney General who attacked "judicial activism" and said judges were "trespassing" on politics.
Hardliner Suella Braverman's promotion lays bare the extent of No10's crackdown on the judiciary.
The Prime Minister is already planning a “constitution, democracy and rights commission” tasked with ensuring judicial reviews are not “abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays.”
Ousted Attorney General Geoffrey Cox had toed the line, a bit – but he was also a keen defender of the legal system, and his legal advice on Brexit was a thorn in Prime Ministers' sides.
Now the PM's power grab may go more smoothly as Ms Braverman looks unlikely to stand in his way.
Only last month she lambasted a "chronic and steady encroachment by the judges adding: "I do question their trespass into inherently political terrain." She added: "We must take back control, not just from the EU, but from the judiciary."
The 39-year-old studied law at Cambridge University, the Sorbonne and New York City, according to her website, and was an Attorney in New York State.
Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Daisy Cooper described her appointment as "shocking". She said: “The appointment of someone who is intent on weakening our courts as the Government’s chief legal adviser is the latest shocking step in Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings’ assault on the rule of law.
“Like Johnson and Cummings, Suella Braverman clearly believes that Tory Ministers should be above the law. That makes her unfit to serve as Attorney General."
3. The new foreign aid Secretary wants 'charity to begin at home'
Just like Priti Patel before her, the International Development Secretary is a critic of foreign aid – despite now being in charge of the 0.7% spent from UK GDP on struggling countries.
Brexiteer Anne-Marie Trevelyan backed Boris Johnson for the leadership after becoming MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed in 2015. But she may not show the same loyalty to recipients of aid cash.
In 2012 she replied to a tweet saying “no one in Africa should go hungry” by saying: “Nor in the UK. There r kids in NE who have no regular meals due to chaotic parents. Should they go hungry”.
In 2013 she wrote: "Charity begins at home".
She also tweeted a 2017 article by fellow right-winger Priti Patel which said: “Waste of cash on vanity projects in far-flung lands kept me awake at night.”
Aid spending has repeatedly been protected as 0.7% of GDP and there's no sign of that changing. But sources have suggested more of that cash could be spent on projects that benefit Britain directly.
4. There are now just six women in Cabinet
The run-up to the reshuffle was full of briefings from No10 that women would be promoted.
Yet even after sources explicitly pledged to retain the same number of women ministers in the top team – seven – Boris Johnson ended up with six out of 22.
They are Home Secretary Priti Patel, Trade Secretary Liz Truss, Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey, Lords leader Baroness Evans, International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan, and Tory chairwoman Amanda Milling.
(Technically the Attorney General, Suella Braverman, "attends Cabinet" rather than being a member).
Two women are new to the Cabinet – Ms Trevelyan and Ms Milling – but in return three women were booted out: Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers, and Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan who was long expected to quit but keeps a seat in the Lords.
Downing Street insists it is promoting more women into junior ranks who can then join the Cabinet years down the line. No10 also says many women are "attending" Cabinet.
But this won't wash with any woman who compares themselves to Rishi Sunak, promoted from a junior housing minister to Chancellor aged 39 in seven months.
And it is another blow in Boris Johnson's claim to be running the "people's government",
5. The Northern Powerhouse minister's demoted – despite a focus on the north
The headlines were dominated by Sajid Javid's resignation.
But another resignation was less well noticed – that of Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry.
He left after being offered a different role that "would have required substantial amounts of foreign travel."
He tweeted: "I have 3 children under 3 – the youngest of whom is less than a week old. Family will always come first and I felt unable to accept the offer."
Now, we should make clear there is a new Northern Powerhouse minister – Simon Clarke, the MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland.
But crucially the role of Northern Powerhouse minister has been demoted. Previously the minister attended Cabinet – giving him a crucial ear in the most powerful room in the country. With Mr Clarke, that will no longer be the case.
It's a strange move from a government that won a landslide from 'Red Wall' former Labour seats across the Midlands and the North of England, and vowed to repay those voters' trust.
6. A Northern Ireland Secretary who was actually liked in Belfast is gone
Julian Smith was axed as Northern Ireland Secretary after a row with No10 about how to address the legacy of the Troubles. There were concerns it could pave the way for prosecutions of British soldiers.
For a moment just ignore the fact that allies of Mr Smith dismissed these concerns – and claims Boris Johnson was kept out of the loop – as "absolute crap".
No – in getting rid of Mr Smith, Boris Johnson has ditched that rare thing of a Northern Ireland Secretary people in Northern Ireland actually liked.
His predecessor Karen Bradley was accused of failing to understand the legacies of the Troubles. And last month Mr Smith did what she couldn't – helped restore power-sharing in Stormont after three years.
A DUP source said: "Without him, devolution wouldn't have been restored."
Colum Eastwood of the SDLP called him "the most successful Secretary of State in a decade."
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Mr Smith was "one of Britain's finest politicians of our time".
New instability risks reigniting rows in the north just as successor Brandon Lewis takes the helm.
Meanwhile, Mr Smith said this morning: “I think my future plans are things like going to the pub.”
7. The housing crisis now has its 10th minister in 10 years
The Tories have now churned through TEN Housing Ministers in less than 10 years after Esther McVey was sacked in the Cabinet reshuffle.
The departure of yet another Housing Minister will spark alarm amid a row over the Grenfell Tower fire – and the battle to make cladded tower blocks safe.
Tory chiefs are also facing scrutiny over rising child homelessness, high rough sleeping and the decision to build thousands of 'affordable' homes instead of social rented homes at a lower rent.
Nick Sanderson, chief executive of luxury retirement village firm Audley Group, said: "It’s hardly surprising that short termism remains the order of the day. A lack of understanding of the real issues continues to lead to sticking plaster policies like building more houses."
Ms McVey has been replaced by Tory Chris Pincher.
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