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17 September 2021

“Schemers never prosper”: inside Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle

With his eye on the next election, the Prime Minister has rewarded loyalty.

In this episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle, in which Dominic Raab was demoted to Justice Secretary and Liz Truss became Foreign Secretary. They explore the politics behind the Prime Minister’s appointments, and what Michael Gove really thinks about his new Housing Secretary appointment.

Then, in You Ask Us, they answer listener questions about Stephen’s extended interview with Keir Starmer.

If you’d like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.

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