British Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet is meeting for the first time after a reshuffle that triggered a ministerial resignation and was dismissed by Labour as a "lacklustre PR exercise". It's a development that bodes ill for her ability to successfully navigate the next, even trickier stage of Brexit talks.
She has quickly bounced back into a cabinet-level job after losing her seat in 2015 and then parachuting into a safe constituency a year ago. But instead of the usual parade of lawmakers arriving at her office in quick succession to accept their new roles, things went off script.
And in an embarrassing twist to a reshuffle beset with social media mistakes, Jeremy Hunt, who was kept on as Health Secretary with an extended social care role - amid reports he turned down the post of Business Secretary - was forced to explain why he had "liked" a tweet stating Ms Greening had left the Government.
Ms Greening quit following a refusal to be switched to the Department for Work and Pensions after fighting her corner in Downing Street for two hours.
It was not the restart she wanted.
Having served May in the early months of May's premiership, Perrior resigned following the announcement of a snap election in April, while criticising some of her other advisors. In both instances May seemed to dissipate any political goodwill she recouped.
And, despite her intention to focus more on domestic matters, the next 12 months are likely to be dominated by negotiations with the European Union, leaving ministers with little time or energy to tackle issues like health, transportation and housing.
The big victor of the shake-up was former Justice Secretary David Lidington, who replaced Damian Green as Minister for the Cabinet Office, but was not awarded the title of First Secretary of State enjoyed by his predecessor. The idea had been to inject momentum in her domestic policies and show she was not just "Madam Brexit", but a leader with a shot at re-election in 2022.
Despite widespread criticism of the shake-up, newly-appointed Tory chairman Brandon Lewis insisted the party is "not quite" in a mess but admitted there was a "job of work" to be done. Karen Bradley, another colleague she knows and trusts from her own past experience, was appointed to replace him.
Making sure the scales didn't tip in favor of either side of Brexit was a handicap.
And Jeremy Hunt reportedly dug his heels in to keep his job as health secretary after turning down the role of Business Secretary.
The Cabinet changes - at least two secretaries out and seven officials promoted - are May's first major effort to refashion her top team, after months of speculation about her future.
Sam Smethers, the chief executive of the Fawcett Society, welcomed a "more representative line-up" but added: "The party still has a long way to go to get more women into politics".
Most of the big names - including David Davis, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd, Sajid Javid and Greg Clark - retained their positions. That weakness was implicitly acknowledged Sunday, when May said that she had abandoned plans for a vote on whether to reverse a ban on the divisive issue of fox hunting. McVey had worked on some of his most devastating legislation for people with disabilities and is for many associated with the multi-million pound contract for ATOS workplace capability assessments which was found to fail 75% of disabled people amid massive delays and mounting appeals.