Redaction Weekly: Boris Johnson prepares for decade of Tory Britain with cabinet reshuffle

This week saw the second major cabinet reshuffle since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in 2019.

Robert Buckland, Gavin Williamson, Amanda Milling, and Robert Jenrick lost their posts and were all, with the exception of Buckland, cabinet members with some of the lowest satisfaction ratings among Tory members.

As former education secretary, Williamson’s departure was one of the most high profile and anticipated, coming after public rows with footballer Marcus Rashford over free school meals, and a botched A-level results day leading privately educated pupils to disproportionately benefit with grades compared to their state school peers.

Rishi Sunak and Priti Patel held key positions as chancellor and home secretary respectively, while Liz Truss was promoted to foreign secretary.

A recent poll put Labour ahead of the Tories for the first time since January, but with Boris Johnson speaking openly about wanting to stay in power for a decade according to several reports, the Opposition will need to find a way to match the popularity of the Conservative’s most powerful ministers.

Meanwhile at Redaction Report

James Moules spoke to Alex Mays, a former Labour member who founded the Breakthrough Party.

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Professor Richard Johnston of UBC told Redaction Report that the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party is in a storng position against Justin Trudeau in this months snap election.

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Roshan Chandy argued that the left and right are becoming harder to tell apart after Borish Johnson and Joe Biden have rebranded the special relationship between Britian and America.

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Mason Quah reviewed the first episode of season two of Spitting Image, the political satire show from the 1980s which has returned to screens.

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