Prime Minister Boris Johnson names new cabinet

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New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced part of his cabinet.

Sajid Javid has been appointed Britain’s new chancellor in the first big appointment made by Boris Johnson, replacing Philip Hammond in 11 Downing Street. The former investment banker has been Home Secretary since last year, and has served as business secretary and in posts in the Treasury in the past.

Former international development secretary Priti Patel has been appointed as home secretary. Ms Patel, a Thatcherite Brexit-supporter, was forced to resign in 2017 for breaching the ministerial code over unauthorised meetings.

Dominic Raab becomes foreign secretary The former Brexit secretary has been picked as foreign secretary, replacing Jeremy Hunt. He’ll also be first secretary of state – which could make him effectively Johnson’s deputy prime minister.

Steve Barclay will remain as Brexit secretary in Boris Johnson’s government.

 

 

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