Steve Barclay appointed new Brexit secretary

Steve Barclay, Minister of State at Department of Health and Social Care, has been appointed new Brexit secretary following the resignation of Dominic Raab.

Amber Rudd has been appointed the new secretary of state for work and pensions following the resignation of Esther McVey.

Barclay has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Cambridgeshire since May 2010 and formerly served in the armed forces as Second Lieutenant with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

He spent his first four years in Parliament as a member of the Public Accounts Committee. He became a Government Whip in 2015 and then he was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury responsible for financial services in 2017.

Rudd is back in the Cabinet only a few months after being forced to resign for misleading Parliament & presiding over a policy of a hostile environment.

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Comment from Editor in Chief- Iwan Doherty

These are weak appointments. Barclay is a nobody and a clear yes man in there to be a stooge of the PM. Rudd’s appointment should set alarm bells ringing. A disgraced ex-Minister being invited back into the cabinet shows May has very few senior friends left.

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