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Johnson Tears Up Cabinet to Drive U.K. Out of EU: Brexit Update

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Hancock talks about Boris Johnson and the implications of his leadership for the Brexit negotiaitons.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Boris Johnson promoted a succession of pro-Brexit allies to his cabinet, naming Dominic Raab foreign secretary and effective deputy prime minister, and appointing Sajid Javid as Britain’s new chancellor of the exchequer. The new prime minister is lining up a completely new team at the top of his government, with 18 ministers -- including the outgoing premier, Theresa May, leaving the cabinet.

Johnson has also brought his brother, Jo Johnson – a remainer -- into the cabinet. Jo quit a job as a junior minister in the Department for Transport in November in protest against May’s deal, and has argued for a second referendum. He returns to a ministerial role straddling the departments of business and education, and will sit in cabinet. It looks like a return to the universities and science brief he held before moving to transport.