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The new Conservative leader's first cabinet appointment, the little-known Mark Spencer, has pleased MPs across the party.
The justifications are there — but they’re not the ones you think.
Boris Johnson has been elected Conservative leader, defeating Jeremy Hunt with 66.4 per cent of the vote. The internet responds.
The Conservative membership's overwhelming endorsement of a no-deal Brexit will cause problems for a frontrunner with no majority – as will any attempt to compromise.
Johnson defeated Jeremy Hunt with 66.4 per cent of the vote and will become prime minister tomorrow.
Plus, South Korea fires warning shots at Russian plane, Trump plans fast-track deportations and Matt Hancock accused of burying health green paper.
The Shadow Cabinet has endorsed a new process designed to speed up disciplinary action against Labour members accused of anti-Semitism - but many MPs remain unconvinced.
The party's Lords group has decided against a vote of no confidence, a move that will make MPs' lives considerably easier ahead of their looming reselection battle.
The former business minister won 63 per cent to Ed Davey's 37 per cent and is the party's first woman leader.
Boris Johnson is set to inherit a majority of just two seats, which could soon fall to one.