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Cabinet Reshuffle Looks Set For This Afternoon


With the rumoured Cabinet reshuffle (see 1030BST bullet) seemingly set to take place this afternoon (although not officially confirmed), Westminster journalists go into overdrive with potential sackings, promotions, and ministerial shifts.

  • Steven Swinford at The Times tweets: "Reshuffle latest: [Foreign Sec] Raab could be moved to MoJ [Ministry of Justice] or CDL, [Cabinet Office Sec] Gove or [Trade Sec] Truss tipped to replace him at FCDO. [Education Sec] Williamson could lose job at DfE [Education], not clear if he will remain in Cabinet. [Home Sec] Patel said to be vulnerable. [Leader of the Commons] Jacob Rees-Mogg & [Chief Whip] Mark Spencer both said to be *safe*
  • BBC's Laura Kuenssberg: "Having backed away from doing a reshuffle for a long time, will be fascinating to see how bold, or not, Johnson is willing to be today - not likely to be anything like his first brutal day in No 10 when SEVENTEEN ministers got the chop or packed it in"

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