The new cabinet
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No easy job

When David Cameron finished shuffling his pack last week he announced that every department would be expected to do its bit to boost the economy and encourage growth. Vince Cable's Business Department steps up to the plate with announcements later this week on employment law reform and tomorrow on moves to exempt hundreds of thousands of businesses from health and safety inspections, part of a plan to do away with or substantially scale down 3,000 regulations by the end of next year. If the Prime Minister thought he'd get the thumbs up from his backbenchers with the supposed rightward tilt of his new team, there are still those unhappy with his leadership. There's talk today of challengers being sounded out - remember the phrase "stalking horse?" and moves to bring the outspoken Mayor of London Boris Johnson back into the Commons. And even within Mr Cameron's current ministerial team there are those, like the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, determined to resist interference from the top when it comes to funding his pet project - the introduction of the Universal Credit. I asked the Sun's Political Editor Tom Newton Dunn to explain what's going on:

Tom Newton Dun was interviewed for The Westminster Hour on Sunday, September 9th 2012.

  • 09 Sep 2012