Owen Patterson, non-OE, was sacked by Dave as Environment Sec to up the woman head count in his Old Etonian cabinet by appointing Liz Truss. Dave also sacked Michael Gove, non-OE, as Education Sec largely for the same reason to appoint Nicola Morgan who has obeyed the Education establishment Blob from her first day. Gove was a minister who was effective in raising school standards. Dave kept Gove in a semi-detached cabinet position as chief whip. Dominc Grieve, OE ,was removed as Attorney General. He abstained on Dave's same sex marriage bill, Wikipedia says of Grieve,
"On 22 November 2013 he was reported as stating politicians need to "wake up" to the issue of corruption in some minority communities  and that "corruption in parts of the Pakistani community is “endemic”". Two days later he apologised and said he had not meant to suggest there was a 'particular problem in the Pakistani community' Its a pity when the Attorney General has to apolgise for telling the truth.
So Dave has lost 2.5 good guys for a couple of pretty useless women. Its unthinking prescription politics.
As I write I watch todays Daily Politics doing a straw poll on Farage's suitability to be PM. Overwhelmingly NF was described as a joke even by the blokes and given a 100% thumbs down by the women.
Cometh the hour cometh the man to get us out of the EU and that man is Patterson. Read the boiling frog & Richard North by clicking below,
His views are also written up by the Telegraph,
Patterson is a serious politician. Farage is a Hartlepool monkey joke and is inreasingly recognised by the voters as such, watch today's Daily Politics. If Farage can lead us out of the EU then I will personally organise a petition to put a statue of him on the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square.
To get us out will require an exercise in political coalition building. Nigel Farage does not do collegiate concensus building. He is a cult leader. It will also require a cogent policy platform. Nigel does not do policy, Finally it will require a huge management/logistic effort. Nigel doe not do management. He likes the flattery of unintelligent sycophants.
It all adds up to someone like Patterson to get us out of the EU,