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Michael Dugher MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, responding to the Government’s reshuffle, said:

"This is the no-change reshuffle.

"No move for a failing Chancellor in charge of a failing economic plan that has delivered a double-dip recession, who gave a tax cut for millionaires and who refuses to tax bank bonuses.

"And there are no moves across almost all of the most senior cabinet jobs.

"On Sunday David Cameron promised to 'cut through the dither', but today he was too weak to move Iain Duncan Smith from the Department of Work and Pensions and was forced to back down.

"Jeremy Hunt, the man who broke the ministerial code and failed to stand up to News Corporation, is now in charge of the NHS, our most cherished national institution. This won't change David Cameron's policy of continuing with a massive top-down NHS reorganisation.

"This reshuffle isn't a fresh start - it's more of the same from an out of touch and failing Government that stands up for the wrong people."

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