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Dominic Raab Removed as Foreign Secretary

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Dominic Raab is no longer Britain’s foreign secretary, but handed the title of deputy prime minister.

He will become the justice Secretary, Lord Chancellor and deputy prime minister. The move is the first Cabinet appointment by Boris Johnson.

The move seems to be an apparent consolation prize.

Meanwhile, Liz Truss becomes the new foreign secretary, with her predecessor.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has been also sacked, along with Robert Buckland who was Justice Secretary and Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick

Co-chair of the Conservative Party, Amanda Milling, has also been fired, while both Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel are keeping their jobs.

 Calls to Quit Rejected

Raab has earlier rejected calls to quit after he refused to intervene to help evacuate Afghan translators from Kabul.

UK media reports said that Raab declined to interrupt a holiday to try and help the translators flee Afghanistan.

Daily Mail newspaper said that he should have personally intervened to help evacuate the Afghan interpreters.

The paper accused Raab of failing to arrange assistance for Afghans who supported British troops who served in Afghanistan.

Raab, who was on holiday on the Greek island of Crete at the time, has delegated the call to a junior minister.

However, opposition parties say this was an error of judgement that put interpreters’ lives at risk.

Asked in Downing Street if he would resign, Mr Raab replied: “No”.

Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy said: “How can Boris Johnson allow the foreign secretary to continue in his role after yet another catastrophic failure of judgement?

“If Dominic Raab doesn’t have the decency to resign, the prime minister must show a shred of leadership and sack him.”

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said Mr Raab had made “a massive error of judgement”. He tweeted: “His position is completely untenable and he must resign.”

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey also said on Twitter: “Raab must go”.

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