Remains of the day: what Boris’s Leave-heavy cabinet tells us

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Remains of the day: what Boris’s Leave-heavy cabinet tells us

It might risk Europhile enemies in the party, but Johnson’s new administration has a sense of energy and purpose

Camilla Tominey

Boris Johnson famously declared during the Tory leadership race that he expected his cabinet to sign up to his pledge to deliver Brexit on October 31 “do or die”.

In appointing a top table of Vote Leave loyalists and Thatcherites in a cull of Theresa May’s more Remainer representatives, the new UK prime minister has left little room for internal dissent.

Johnson’s team initially pitched the new cabinet as the most “diverse” in history, but it in fact turned out to be Brexiteer heavy and Remainer light, with Leavers appointed to four of the five most powerful jobs...

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