Boris Johnson demoted his Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab following criticism of the U.K.’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last month, as part of a wider cabinet overhaul as the prime minister seeks a reboot after his ruling Conservative Party slipped in the polls. Raab will now be justice secretary, as well as Johnson’s deputy.
While Johnson is seeking to move past the acute phase of the Covid-19 outbreak, he faces a potentially tricky few months with the country still facing high levels of infection. He’ll also be facing the Tory faithful early next month when the party holds its annual conference in Manchester.
BBC reports Liz Truss named Foreign Secretary, replacing RaabChancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel keep their…