Live updates: Cameron allies culled in cabinet shake-up

  • Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled her new government
  • George Osborne, Michael Gove, Nicky Morgan and John Whittingdale have been sacked
  • Liz Truss has been named justice secretary and Justine Greening becomes education secretary
  • While former Tory leadership hopeful Andrea Leadsom has been named environment secretary
  • Stephen Crabb and Theresa Villiers both resigned from the government
  • ITV News' Robert Peston said the reshuffle was a "massive political, cultural and social shift"
  • The world is continuing to react to Boris Johnson's appointment as foreign secretary

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Boris promises 'greater global profile' for Britain

Boris Johnson was confirmed as the new foreign secretary on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Boris Johnson has promised "more Britain abroad" and a "greater global profile" following Brexit, in his first remarks since taking up his new role as foreign secretary.

He told reporters that although Britain had voted to leave the European Union it could play an even greater role in Europe, a view he said was shared by the United States.

"There's a massive difference between leaving the EU and our relations with Europe which if anything I think are going to be intensified," he said.

"I was very pleased to receive a phone call from Secretary (John) Kerry of the United States who totally agreed with that analysis. His view was that post-Brexit and after the negotiations what he really wants to see ... was more Britain abroad, a greater global profile."

– Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson


Clark minister for business, energy and industrial strategy

Greg Clark waves to the press as he leaves Downing Street Credit: ITV News

Greg Clark has been appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, a new position.

Mr Clark was previously Communities Secretary, a job which has now been given to Sajid Javid.

Andrea Leadsom made environment secretary

Andrea Leadsom has been appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Credit: PA

Andrea Leadsom has been appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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