Boris Johnson’s new Cabinet will meet at 8:30 this morning to start the battle for Brexit just hours after the new Prime Minister made his final appointment. Names of new ministers continued to emerge until two minutes to midnight last night as Mr Johnson assembled his team after an unparalleled bloodbath of Theresa May’s ministers. The Cabinet includes Dominic Raab, the new Foreign Secretary, as Mr Johnson’s de facto deputy, and also saw jobs found for the PM’s brother Jo and for senior Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg. Jo Johnson, the new Universities minister, and Boris’s staunch backer Mr Rees-Mogg, the new Leader of the House of Commons, were among those heading to and from Downing Street late into the night. Priti Patel became Home Secretary and Sajid Javid was promoted to Chancellor in one of the most ethnically diverse sets of ministers ever assembled. Michael Gove was also handed an influential job as Cabinet Office minister despite his turbulent history with Mr Johnson – and is expected to focus on contingency plans for Brexit as a ‘Minister for No Deal’. Another of the former premier’s close allies, Ben Wallace, is Defence Secretary, while Liz Truss has gone to Trade and Theresa… Read full this story
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