Published: Fri, July 15, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Brexit backer Gove sacked from new British government, reports say

Brexit backer Gove sacked from new British government, reports say

And Nicky Morgan, who supported Gove had the education brief, today said that she was "disappointed not to be continuing as education secretary and minister for women and equalities - two wonderful roles it's been a privilege to hold".

If May doesn't opt for Hammond or Osborne, it may be because she thinks the job should go to someone who supported Brexit.

Boris Johnson's promotion to one of the great offices of state has left commentators, politicians and foreigner leaders alike stunned.

The chancellor also said he believed in the need to reduce the deficit further, but that the government must look again at "how and at when and at what pace", in the light of the new circumstances faced by the economy.

Downing Street says Liz Truss has been named justice secretary and lord chancellor - the top official in the judicial system.

No surprise on appointment one - Philip Hammond, the former foreign secretary, becomes the money man. He's the embodiment of the phrase, "a safe pair of hands", and takes on the biggest role as Mrs May's supporter.

Michael Gove's dreams of power ended in disaster today as Theresa May rained down brutal justice by sacking him from the Cabinet. One member of the Cameron's political and social circle said: "She doesn't have a mandate".

Speaking after his appointment on Wednesday, Mr Johnson told BBC News: "Obviously very, very humbled, very, very proud to be offered this chance".

We know that with her considerable experience and expertise, she is ideally placed to lead the country through the challenging times ahead in negotiating our exit from the European Union whilst keeping our United Kingdom together.

After visiting Buckingham Palace, where she was formally appointed as prime minister by the Queen, Mrs May made her first speech outside 10 Downing Street.

Damian Green, a former justice and Home Office minister, was elevated to work and pensions secretary, while Brexit campaigner and ex-work and pensions minister Priti Patel was promoted to global development secretary. After the 2015 general election she replaced the Lib Dems' Ed Davey as the Minister for Energy and Climate Change.

In other major moves expected to be announced in the coming days Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, could become the new Chancellor and swap roles with Mr Osborne, who is being tipped as the new Foreign Secretary.

Theresa May emerges to speak to reporters after being confirmed as the leader of the Conservative Party and Britain's next Prime Minister outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London, July 11, 2016.

Michael Fallon, another veteran minister and key ally of Mrs May, was kept in his post as Defence Secretary.

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