British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reshuffled his government today, with the aim of forming a strong united team, to confront the post-Covid epidemic, so he relieved the Foreign Minister of his position and appointed him as Minister of Justice..
After the Covid-19 crisis that lasted for a year and a half and caused great damage to Britain and the withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan that drew much criticism, and at a time when Brexit is causing major disruptions to supplies in the country, the Prime Minister is seeking to find new impetus for his government.
Among the senior ministers whose names were put forward by the press on the cabinet reshuffle, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, who was relieved of his position, and Raab was assigned to the Ministry of Justice and appointed as Deputy Prime Minister, a position he held de facto until now, as he assumed the leadership of the government in the spring of 2020 when he Johnson was in hospital with COVID-19.
Foreign Trade Minister Liz Truss, 46, was appointed to this strategic position, at a time when the United Kingdom seeks to strengthen its position on the international scene after Brexit..
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is leaving the government as expected for his handling of school closures during quarantine periods and the abject failure of exam arrangements, as well as for the Ministers of Justice Robert Buckland and Housing Robert Jenrick..
In contrast, Britain’s young and populist finance minister Rishi Sunak, 41, was kept in office, as was Home Secretary Priti Patel, despite being criticized for her inability to reduce the number of illegal immigrants arriving from France across the Channel..
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