Raab, who was extensively criticized for his dealing with of the UK withdrawal from Afghanistan, was additionally named lord chancellor within the reshuffle on the high of Johnson’s authorities.
The previous international secretary was on vacation in Greece because the Taliban took management of Afghanistan. He confronted calls for for his resignation after it emerged that not lengthy earlier than the autumn of Kabul, he requested a deputy to deal with an pressing name with the Afghan international minister relating to the evacuation of interpreters who had labored with British armed forces. The decision by no means occurred.
Raab stated he was not contemplating his place, however he did admit that “with the advantage of hindsight” he wouldn’t have gone on vacation because the Taliban superior on Kabul.
He additionally refuted claims that he had been seen enjoyable on the seashore on the day the Afghan capital fell.
“The stuff about me paddleboarding, nonsense, the ocean was truly closed,” Raab instructed Sky Information.
Liz Truss will substitute Raab as international secretary, and also will stay minister for ladies and equalities.
Different key strikes embrace the elimination of Training Secretary Gavin Williamson, who has drawn criticism for his dealing with of the training transient since he took up the place in July 2019.
Final week he appeared to confuse two Black British sports activities stars, telling an interviewer he had spoken to Manchester United soccer participant Marcus Rashford — who has been campaigning at no cost college meals for kids in want in the course of the pandemic — when the truth is he had met with rugby participant Maro Itoje.
Williamson later stated he had made a “real mistake” in mixing up the 2 sportspeople, in keeping with a press release reported by the BBC, the UK’s public broadcaster.
In Might 2019, Williamson was fired from his earlier function as protection secretary over the leaking of a key determination associated to the Chinese language telecoms firm Huawei from a UK Nationwide Safety Council assembly.
Williamson confirmed his departure in a tweet.
“It has been a privilege to function Training Secretary since 2019,” he wrote.
“Regardless of the challenges of the worldwide pandemic, I am significantly happy with the transformational reforms I’ve led in Publish 16 training: in additional training schools, our Expertise agenda, apprenticeships and extra.”
Robert Jenrick additionally misplaced his function as minister for housing, communities and native authorities, and Robert Buckland stepped apart as justice secretary to make means for Raab.