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The Cabinet is the decision making body of the executive. Upon being elected, the Prime Minister choses his Cabinet - currently comprising of 27 MPs.

If you were in power, who would chose to be in your Cabinet? Who would you pick to help create the type of society you desire?

I'm not looking for a full 27 person Cabinet, appointing people to specific departments, nor does it have to comprise of people who are alive or were MPs in the past.

My Cabinet would probably include -

- Tony Benn
- Dennis Skinner
- Karl Marx
- Friedrich Engels
- Noam Chomsky
- Jeremy Corbyn
- David Harvey
- Rosa Luxemburg
- Charles Fourier
- Che Guevara
- Hugo Chavez
- George Orwell
- George Galloway
- Clement Attlee
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

I know fully well that my Cabinet probably wouldn't work and would become pretty chaotic, but that's not the point.

Who would be in your Cabinet?
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Doesn't anybody else want to devise their own Cabinet?
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- Michael Gove
- William Hague
- David Willetts
- Erick Pickles
- Nadhim Zahawi
- Danny Alexander
- John Major
- Michael Heseltine
- Michael Portillo
- Ben Bernanke
- Bill Clinton
- Angela Merkel
- Douglas Carswell
- Danniel Hannan
- Andrew Neil
- Matthew Paris

I tried to keep mine to recent politicians though i'd love to have Disraeli and Gladstone sat in a room or somebody really forward thinking for the time like William Pitt The Younger.

So Gove and Hague would keep their jobs and continue with another term (especially in education and health, i think new ministers make bad changes for the sake of it - let's see the results). Willetts would be promoted to BIS (he's been highly impressive in science). Pickles would keep his job in local government (he's done really well considering the cuts). Zahawi would get a promotion to defense or health. Alexander would be promoted to Chancellor. Portillo would be Home Secretary.

Carswell and Hannan would be under the watch of Pickles who would have a super-department (energy and transport with communities, local government and DEFRA), they wrote a book together on local issues so it could be interesting.

Andrew Neil and Matthew Paris would be senior communication advisers for the government (Paris is of the liberal Tory mix i want to create and Neil has hinted he's of the right but is brilliant anyway).

Clinton and Merkel would be senior advisers to the PM and keep him rooted so to speak imparting their recommendations for effective government.

Bernanke would be the senior economic adviser to the Chancellor and occupy the position of Chief Secretary To the Treasury.

Legally i do believe the PM can bring whoever he wants into the cabinet lord or even not an MP so i suppose mine would be largely unelected but to be honest we simply don;t have the caliber of old or elsewhere.

Major and Hestletine would head the policy of the government, directing it effectively and overseeing that it is competently pushed through parliament.


(Original post by Burridge)
The Cabinet is the decision making body of the executive. Upon being elected, the Prime Minister choses his Cabinet - currently comprising of 27 MPs.

If you were in power, who would chose to be in your Cabinet? Who would you pick to help create the type of society you desire?

I'm not looking for a full 27 person Cabinet, appointing people to specific departments, nor does it have to comprise of people who are alive or were MPs in the past.

My Cabinet would probably include -

- Tony Benn
- Dennis Skinner
- Karl Marx
- Friedrich Engels
- Noam Chomsky
- Jeremy Corbyn
- David Harvey
- Rosa Luxemburg
- Charles Fourier
- Che Guevara
- Hugo Chavez
- George Orwell
- George Galloway
- Clement Attlee
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

I know fully well that my Cabinet probably wouldn't work and would become pretty chaotic, but that's not the point.

Who would be in your Cabinet?
That cabinet would give me nightmares but i'd love to Chavez and Marx together.
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I would include Nigel Farage in mine, probably Foreign Secretary or something. I'll write some names later on. John Redwood would be in there too.
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I would include Nigel Farage in mine, probably Foreign Secretary or something. I'll write some names later on. John Redwood would be in there too.
Any more names?
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- Adolf Hitler
- Emperor Caligula
- King Henry VIII
- Vlad III the Impaler
- Attila the Hun
- Joseph Stalin
- Ivan IV the Terrible
- Mao Zedong
- Kim Jong-il
- Queen Mary I
- Pol Pot
- Robert Mugabe

I expect that this would produce a centre-left, moderately liberal form of governance.
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Expect to see the most far-left and far-right (in the ultra-libertarian economic sense) cabinets ever conceived by mankind on here soon.

Edit: Oh wait.

(Original post by meenu89)
I would include Nigel Farage in mine, probably Foreign Secretary or something. I'll write some names later on. John Redwood would be in there too.
And the 'Slimiest Cabinet Ever' award goes to...
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(Original post by Lady Comstock)
- Adolf Hitler
- Emperor Caligula
- King Henry VIII
- Vlad III the Impaler
- Attila the Hun
- Joseph Stalin
- Ivan IV the Terrible
- Mao Zedong
- Kim Jong-il
- Queen Mary I
- Pol Pot
- Robert Mugabe

I expect that this would produce a centre-left, moderately liberal form of governance.
Only one would leave the room alive. The real question is: which one?
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(Original post by Moosferatu)
Only one would leave the room alive. The real question is: which one?
Attila the Hun.
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I'm going to keep mine modern with people still alive

Education: Richard Dawkins
Foreign secretary: livingstone
Home Secretary: Douglas Murray
Chancellor: Vince cable
Business: Michael Bloomberg
Defence: John Mearsheimer
Secretary of State for work and p: Galloway
Health: Tristram hunt
Local communities: Dennis skinner
Justice: Putin (joke)
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Deputy Prime Minister - Clement Attlee
Chancellor - John Maynard Keynes
Chief Secretary to the Treasury - Tony Benn
Foreign Secretary - Iain Macleod
Home Secretary - Roy Jenkins
Education - Charles Dickens
Defence - Winston Churchill
Health - Aneurin Bevan
Business - Steve Jobs
Work and Pensions - David Lloyd George
Culture, Media and Sport - Bill Shankly
Equalities - Peter Tatchell
Justice - Ian Hislop
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I'll stick with people who are alive. Something like:

I would want people like:
Kenneth Clarke
Robert Halfon
Anna Soubry
Richard Dannatt
Ian Duncan Smith
Peter Tatchell
Michael Gove
Sajid Javid
Adam Afriyie
Zac Goldsmith
Damian Green
Nadhim Zahawi
David Starkey
Niall Ferguson
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