Prime Minister Theresa May proved a bit of a push over instead of wielding the axe in her cabinet reshuffle.
As the service becomes more professional and diverse, the less it can be influenced by boys' clubs.
For a full 12 months, this prime minister has encouraged and entrenched harmful divisions, particularly over Brexit.
The first secretary of state follows Michael Fallon and Priti Patel to the backbenches, leaving Theresa May with an ever shrinking pool from which to draw ministerial talent.
If Labour was such a disaster during this decade, how come so many of its then policies are now maintstream thinking?
If only expensive documents such as passports are acceptable forms of identification at polling stations, many people may be denied their democratic rights. Free voter cards are essential.
Despite apparently over-the-top tactics, Tory whips failed to stop backbenchers from voting against the government. So why wouldn't they do it again?
Brexit is causing nothing but trouble and who knows if independence will ever happen. No wonder the frozen north is such an appealing prospect.
The UK government surprised everyone by meeting the criteria to progress to the next phase of talks. Here's what that actually means.
British citizens are currently protected by the EU if their government fails them. That will no longer be the case after they leave the union.
It looks as if a state visit from the US president is on the cards. But the Queen is a veteran at hosting unwanted guests.
The US president has lent legitimacy to a small group of right-wing extremists by sharing its content.
There was token investment in driverless cars, but this was a pitiful budget by a rudderless government.
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove may not be the stuff of Orwell's dystopian nightmare, but they clearly know how to talk in 'doublespeak'.
Taking back control only means something if you've got the money to deliver on your promises.
A small parliamentary majority is still a majority. Besides, who else wants this gig?
Now citizens have a louder voice than ever, the UK badly needs to decide on its role in the world.
We can't solve this problem until we acknowledge some deep-rooted beliefs about male and female roles in sex and relationships.
It's not a witch hunt, it's not a joke and it really does matter.
It took more than one person to bring down the Roman Empire, but the moral decay started somewhere.