telegraphindia.com 15 Sep, 2021 18:45 am

Boris reshuffles cabinet 'to build back better from the pandemic'

Boris reshuffles cabinet 'to build back better from the pandemic'
Move casts Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who faced sustained criticism for his handling of the Afghanistan crisis, future into doubt

21, 10:08 PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday readied a fresh cabinet "to build back better from the pandemic" in a reshuffle that cast Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's future into doubt.Finance minister Rishi Sunak was another flanking the prime minister, having emerged as a Conservative darling during the pandemic.Political strategist Dominic Cummings, the Brexit mastermind who fell out with Johnson last year, branded the shake-up the "Carrie reshuffle", suggesting that allies of the prime minister's wife will be rewarded.After days of speculation, a Downing Street source confirmed the reshuffle was happening, saying Johnson would "put in place a strong and united team to build back better from the pandemic".

As Johnson met with colleagues in his office inside the Commons, away from the public glare of 10 Downing Street, his official spokesman said the premier understood "the importance of having a diverse cabinet".The Downing Street spokesman denied this.

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