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 Johnson booed at French Embassy speech

Boris Johnson has been booed after giving a speech at the French Embassy in London.

It was one of the first appearances for the former London Mayor, who was named foreign secretary in prime minister Theresa May's new cabinet.

May set for talks with Sturgeon in Edinburgh

Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to protect Scotland's interests. Credit: PA

Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Scotland for talks with Nicola Sturgeon on Friday.

The meeting in Edinburgh is expected to focus on Brexit negotiations and Scotland's place in the EU after 62% of voters in Scotland backed a remain vote in last month's referendum.

The First Minister told STV: "We'll meet here in Edinburgh tomorrow morning and I hope that it will be a constructive discussion. It's no secret to anybody that Theresa May and I hold very different political views and we've got perhaps different views on what should happen now in terms of the Brexit vote."


Obama congratulates May in 15-minute phone call

Credit: PA

US president Barack Obama has made a 15-minute telephone call to Theresa May to congratulate her on becoming prime minister.

The tone of the call was "warm" and the two leaders discussed the importance of sustaining the special relationship between Britain and the US.

Mrs May told the president she hoped for "constructive and positive talks" with other EU leaders on the details of Brexit, according to the prime minister's spokeswoman.


Department of Energy and Climate Change scrapped

The appointment of Greg Clark as a new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary spells the end for a department which put climate change at the top of the agenda.

Greg Clark arriving at 10 Downing Street Credit: PA

Just eight years after it was created by then prime minister Gordon Brown, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) is being merged into Mr Clark's new department and losing the "climate change" part of its name.

Environmentalists immediately reacted to the "shocking" news, voicing fears that the reshaping of departments showed the Government was downgrading climate change as a priority.

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