Hello. Yesterday Boris johnson carried out a cabinet shakeup that turned out to be bolder, more far-reaching, more interesting, and probably more strategic than most people expected. It was also remarkably smooth by reorganization standards. Only Dominic Raab seemed to offer much resistance to what he was proposing and, as far as we know, at this point Johnson was able to make all of his cabinet appointments according to plan.
Here’s our overnight story.
And there is more to come, because today Johnson is reorganizing more junior ministers. Downing Street just sent out the first ad.
- Penny Mordaunt, who was Secretary of Defense when Theresa May was Prime Minister and who until yesterday was General Payer in the Cabinet Office, becomes Minister of State in the Department of International Trade..
- Michael Ellis replaces her as general payer. Until recently, she was the attorney general, covering for Suella Braverman while she took maternity leave.
Mordaunt took to Twitter this morning to announce that he was moving.
Here is the agenda for the day.
9.30 am: Nadine Dorries, the new culture secretary, answers questions in the Commons.
9.30 am: The ONS publishes its latest Covid antibody survey, in addition to new figures on the symptoms of people with coronavirus.
10.20 a. M .: Will Quince and Mims Davies, who are ministers of social welfare, testify to the Commons labor and pension committee on the universal credit cut.
11.30 am: Downing Street holds its daily briefing in the lobby.
12:00 h: Sajid Javid, the health secretary, gives a speech in Blackpool about his vision to move up the level in health.
12:00 h: Nicola Sturgeon, Prime Minister of Scotland, answers questions in the Scottish Parliament.
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