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Michael Gove sacked as Theresa May appoints new cabinet

Michael Gove Smile

Theresa May has continued a swift and sweeping reconstruction of her cabinet by dismissing Michael Gove as justice secretary, with Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, and John Whittingdale, the culture secretary, also being told they have lost their jobs.

George Osborne: the 'unlucky' chancellor too wedded to austerity


Few chancellors have extended their reach across Westminster like George Osborne. After eight of his budgets, spending ministers were dancing to the Treasury’s tune across vast areas of government life. Schools, health, transport, energy, local government all operated under arms-length control by Osborne. HS2 and Hinkley Point – neither of which have actually happened – carried the Osborne imprint.