Cabinet reshuffle 2021 LATEST: Boris Johnson wields axe again as two more ministers binned in shock shake up of top team

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Cabinet reshuffle 2021 LATEST: Boris Johnson wields axe again as two more ministers binned in shock shake up of top team

BORIS Johnson will wield the axe again today as he continues the shock shake up of his top team. On a second dramatic day of his surprise reshu

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BORIS Johnson will wield the axe again today as he continues the shock shake up of his top team.

On a second dramatic day of his surprise reshuffle the PM is set to chop and change another series of key ministerial posts.

Long-serving schools minister Nick Gibb has been given the chop in a move that stunned Westminster.

And this morning ex Cabinet heavyweight Penny Mordaunt was also shifted from her role as Paymaster General to trade minister.

Defence secretary Ben Wallace insisted colleagues weren’t sacked for “incompetence” but because the PM wanted to “bring on talent”.

So far Boris has demoted Dominic Raab and sacked Gavin Williamson in a radical overhaul of his top team.

Embattled Mr Raab accepted a humiliating shunting from Foreign to Justice Secretary following a terse meeting with the PM this afternoon.

To soften the blow Mr Johnson gave him the job title as Deputy PM, a symbolic promotion from his current role as First Secretary of State.

Liz Truss was promoted as his replacement in the Foreign Office, meaning – with Priti Patel – two of the top four jobs in Government are held by women.

Gaffe-prone Mr Williamson was replaced by rising star Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi, whose job was invented during the pandemic.

Read our Boris Johnson live blog below for the latest updates…

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