Boris Johnson sacks three of his UK ministers

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, dismissed the Secretary of Education, Justice and Housing on Wednesday, September 15, and appointed former Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, as the new Secretary of Justice and Deputy Prime Minister.

Raab has been criticized for being on vacation while the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last month and for delays in evacuating British nationals from the Central Asian country.

Former Secretary of International Trade Elizabeth “Liz” Truss replaces Raab as the new Secretary of State.

Truss was popular with members of the ruling Conservative party and his promotion would be widely accepted by lawmakers and party members.

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“It has been a privilege to serve as Minister of Education since 2019,” Gavin Williamson wrote on Twitter.

“Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, I am extremely proud of the transformative reforms I led in education from the age of 16: across higher education, Skills, Learning and other agendas,” added Williamson.

“It has been an honor to serve in Government for the past seven years, and as Mr Chancellor for the past two,” tweeted former Justice Secretary Robert Buckland.

“I am very proud of everything I have achieved. On to the next adventure,” Buckland added.

* Translated by Daniel Gallego.

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