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11 May 2015

The saddest tweet of all: a minister who didn’t know he had been reshuffled

He's not crying. It's just raining on his face.

By Media Mole

David Cameron is conducting his first reshuffle since winning a majority. Bad news for Desmond Swayne, the minister for international development, who has just turned up at his office.

And you thought your Monday was bad.

UPDATE 12/5/15

Desmond Swayne will actually remain a Dfid minister. This mole sniffs more cock-up than conspiracy.

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