Scotland Decides ’14: will the reshuffle affect the indyref?

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In the hours after David Cameron unveiled the biggest cabinet reshuffle in a number of years, the Scottish first minister Alex Salmond took to the airwaves. Putting the eurosceptic Philip Hammond in charge of the foreign office had put “one hand on the exit door leading the UK out of the EU”.

Sending hardline Priti Patel to the Treasury also sparked responses from yes campaigners, given her previous comments that the debate on Scotland’s future presented an opportunity to cut its funding. With Iain Duncan Smith meanwhile, staying put at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), our panelists consider whether the reshuffle is of any relevance to the referendum.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2014


  • Alex Salmond
  • David Cameron
  • Scotland
  • Iain Duncan Smith
  • Scotland Decides 14


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