It was one of the most sweeping and brutal cabinet reshuffles in modern political history. Boris Johnson used his first evening in office to reshape his government, with a cull of any of his colleagues not signed up to his central pledge: leave the EU on 31 October with or without a deal.
The Guardian’s political writer and columnist Jonathan Freedland talks to India Rakusen about a new cabinet that many have said seems to be a campaign team built for an election rather than for running the country. With the ‘great offices of state’ held by Priti Patel, Dominic Raab and Sajid Javid, the cabinet is certainly a diverse team, but one that is distinctly rightwing.
Also today: Laura Snapes runs through the nominations for this year’s Mercury music prize – and what it says about Britain.
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