Liz Truss promoted and Gavin Williamson sacked as Boris swings axe in Cabinet reshuffle


BORIS Johnson closing night time topped Liz Truss Foreign Secretary as he sacked 4 Cabinet ministers who helped put him in No 10 — together with bungling teaching chief Gavin Williamson.

Ms Truss was given the job after Dominic Raab, an in depth ally of the PM, botched Britain’s exit from Afghanistan closing month.

Gavin Williamson has been modified as Education Secretary by ex-Vaccines Minister Nadhim ZahawiCredit: Getty
Ms Truss was given the Foreign Secretary job after Dominic Raab botched Britain’s exit from Afghanistan
Ms Truss was given the Foreign Secretary job after Dominic Raab botched Britain’s exit from AfghanistanCredit: AFP

Mr Raab turns into Justice Secretary, Lord Chancellor and Deputy Prime Minister.

Nadhim Zahawi has been rewarded for his work as vaccines minister by taking on from Mr Williamson as Education Secretary.

Meanwhile, best-selling creator and former I’m a Celebrity contestant Nadine Dorries turns into the mannequin new Culture Secretary.

But three utterly totally different key Boris-backers in the 2019 administration election joined Mr Williamson in being axed — Robert Buckland from Justice, Robert Jenrick from Housing and Amanda Milling as Tory Party boss.

Renowned reformer Michael Gove has been tasked with fixing Britain’s housing woes as correctly as dealing with requires for an extra Scottish independence referendum.

After weeks of hypothesis a variety of reshuffle, Downing Street hailed a mannequin new look staff to revive Britain from the devastation of the pandemic and wrestle day-to-day politics as soon as extra on to Mr Johnson’s worthwhile agenda from two years in the earlier.

Last night time he talked about: “The Cabinet I have appointed will work tirelessly to unite and level up the whole country. We will build back better from the pandemic and deliver on your priorities.”

But the PM’s giant day hit an early wobble after terse talks with Mr Raab over his demotion.

Mr Raab had been intently criticised for being on journey as the Taliban swept all by way of Afghanistan.

While the blow was sweetened with a symbolic title of Deputy PM, allies say he was aggrieved at being blamed over the Kabul extraction and “got a lot off his chest” all by way of a continual one-on-one.

Elsewhere, religious Brexiteer Anne-Marie Trevelyan was promoted to Trade Secretary, and former Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay was elevated to Cabinet Office chief.

Red-waller Simon Clarke — who resigned earlier this yr as a junior minister after falling for a youthful aide — returned as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

But an important promotion of the day was for commerce deal queen Ms Truss, who turned Britain’s extreme diplomat and solely the second feminine Foreign Secretary.

She had been the butt of Westminster jokes for years over her unusual speeches about cheese and over-enthusiastic use of Instagram — and had been broadly tipped for the axe a yr or so in the earlier.

But her success signing up Britain to a slew of rollover commerce offers after Brexit and a landmark new free commerce accord with Australia made her a right away Boris favorite.

As the longest repeatedly serving Cabinet minister for seven years, she now holds a Great Office of State and is the clearest feminine administration contender to eventually alternate Mr Johnson.

On the flip facet, an important casualty of the day was sacked Education Secretary Mr Williamson.

He obtained the boot after a string of fiascos whereas in worth of Britain’s colleges, together with closing them for the primary time in modern historic earlier and delays getting pupils as soon as extra.

He furthermore oversaw the exams fiasco and obtained sucked into an ill-fated battle with footballer Marcus Rashford over free college meals.

Teaching unions delighted in his demise, nonetheless Downing Street talked about he had “played a key role” and that Mr Johnson was “grateful for his loyalty and service.”

Jab to varsities

VACCINES boss Nadhim Zahawi was promoted to Education Secretary after overseeing Britain’s pretty jabs roll-out.

The PM’s long-standing ally, 54, modified Gavin Williamson.

He is the latest ethnic minority Tory put correct proper right into a extreme place in Boris Johnson’s cupboard.

Mr Zahawi, born in Baghdad, fled Iraq collectively alongside together with his mother and father all by way of Saddham Hussein’s early years of terror in the mid Nineteen Seventies.

He may barely converse English when he arrived and will now be sure 1000’s and 1000’s of children catch-up on missed studying from Covid.

National Education Union’s General Secretary Dr Mary Bousted talked about: “The tales are that he’s competent and I hope he’s.

“I don’t expect we will always agree, but we can expect decisions made on better evidence.”

He has had just a few junior posts, together with one in teaching.

Michael Gove has been put in charge of the Government’s levelling up agenda — and will reform crumbling planning laws as Housing Secretary.
Michael Gove has been put in worth of the Government’s levelling up agenda — and will reform crumbling planning approved suggestions as Housing Secretary.Credit: AFP

Jungle Nadine is Culture honcho

FORMER I’m A Celeb Star and best-selling creator Nadine Dorries was promoted to Culture Secretary in the reshuffle.

The daughter of a bus driver launched up on a council property in Liverpool, she will not be afraid to ruffle Tory feathers.

Former I’m A Celeb star and best-selling author Nadine Dorries was promoted to Culture Secretary in the reshuffle
Former I’m A Celeb star and best-selling creator Nadine Dorries was promoted to Culture Secretary in the reshuffleCredit: PA

She as shortly as memorably branded David Cameron and George Osborne “two posh boys who don’t know the price of milk”.

More at the moment, she has blasted leftie “snowflakes” and cancel customized in universities.

In a mode of her priorities in her new place, she at the moment tweeted: “Left-wing snowflakes are killing comedy, tearing down historic statues, eradicating books from universities, dumbing down panto, eradicating Christ from Christmas and suppressing free speech.“

Sadly, it have to be true, historic earlier does repeat itself. It could also be music subsequent.”

Ms Dorries is certainly one in all Britain’s best-known politicians after she appeared on I’m a Celeb in 2012.

She failed to inform the Tory whips of her stint Down Under and was shortly suspended from the Conservative Party as punishment.

But her actuality debut was quick lived as she was the primary contestant booted off the present.

The following yr, she wrote her first novel, The Four Streets, which attracts on her Liverpool Catholic background.

Acid-tonged reviewers panned the e-book, nonetheless Brits catapulted it into the best-seller file.

Raab had been heavily criticised for being on holiday as the Taliban swept across Afghanistan
Raab had been intently criticised for being on journey as the Taliban swept all by way of AfghanistanCredit: Getty
Robert Jenrick was axed from his housing position
Robert Jenrick was axed from his housing placeCredit: PA

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