Boris Johnson reorganized his cabinet conservative this Wednesday, where there were surprise dismissals and a change of ministers. One of the new measures of the Prime Minister of United Kingdom was to remove Dominic Raab as Secretary of Foreign Affairs and appoint him Deputy Prime Minister.
After months of criticizing various members of his team for their mistakes and mistakes, Johnson finally began a process to make the changes he deems necessary to move forward with his “matching” program. “We know that citizens also meet their priorities, and that is why the prime minister wants to ensure that we have the right equipment for this,” Johnson’s spokesman said.
Johnson has made the fight against regional inequality a priority, within an agenda that was set in 2019 when he won the largest parliamentary majority in the Conservative Party from Margaret Thatcher, but that has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Dominic Raab has faced requests to resign since he went on vacation to Chalk, when the Taliban were advancing on Kabul. Now, in addition to being appointed Deputy Prime Minister, he was also appointed as Minister of Justice. Instead, it will be Liz Truss, who was in charge of the Secretary of Commerce, becoming the second woman to hold that position in Britain, Reuters reported.
Michael Gove, considered a key piece in the Johnson government, was transferred to the Secretary of Housing from his position in the Cabinet office, a department in the center of the Government that promotes the application of political measures. The Raab and Gove transfers followed the firings of three others: Gavin Williamson as Minister of Education, Robert Buckland as Minister of Justice and Robert Jenrick as Minister of Housing.
Perhaps the firing of Buckland was the most surprising. Unlike the others, he had not made a mistake or was criticized for his decision-making, but had to be displaced to make way for Raab. Williamson’s downfall had been widely expected, after he was criticized for his handling of school closings and exams during the pandemic, and for confusing two black athletes in the field.
Jenrick had also come under fire for her role in a £ 1 billion project proposed by a Conservative Party donor. Rumors about a shake-up, and who might move up or out, have been going on for weeks.
Critics accused Johnson of choosing Wednesday to overshadow the planned vote by the opposition Labor Party in Parliament on the government’s decision to eliminate additional aid to low-income families. But some conservative lawmakers said it was simply too late.