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PM Boris Johnson’s new cabinet, Britain

British Prime minister Boris Johnson carried out the biggest Cabinet cull in almost 60 years, as he promoted Brexit loyalists to help him get Britain out of the EU.

Boris Johnson’s new-look cabinet includes Sajid Javid as chancellor, one of the most senior jobs in cabinet and Priti Patel as home secretary among an array of prominent Brexiteers to receive top jobs.

Other key appointments included Stephen Barclay as Brexit secretary (retains post), Ben Wallace: Defence secretary, Jacob Rees-Mogg: Leader of the Commons and Michael Gove: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and no-deal Brexit planning.

Mr Johnson’s new cabinet saw 17 of Mrs May’s former senior ministers being axed or stepping down.

Former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had been offered an alternative role but had turned it down.

Boris Johnson took over as Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday, promising to pull his country out of the European Union on October 31 by any means necessary.

The new PM is expected to chair a meeting of his cabinet on Thursday morning before making a statement to the Commons.

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