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    Has a less qualified individual ever been put forward for one of the four great offices of state than Diane Abbott?

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    Tim Shipman

  2. Sure, too many to count. Disraeli, when sent to the Exchequer, protested he had "no knowledge" of it, told "they give you the figures".

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    Stephen Bush

    In terms of CV, more qualified than May in 2010. Tho that's not really the point of Cabinet, of course.

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    Stephen Bush

  3. but opposed to the basic goals of the department she wants to run

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    Tim Shipman

  4. I'm glad to have started this debate... most ministers are unqualified for their departments in truth

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    Tim Shipman

  5. It's a fascinating one. Half agree, half think qualification is what the civil service is for.

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