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Will Boris Johnson reshape the Whitehall landscape?

Any tinkering with government departments should be done with caution

By Tim Durrant  

Johnson has his majority. Will he now rethink the structure of government? Photo; Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

Now that Boris Johnson has a clear majority in parliament, his attention may turn to the shape of government. His manifesto, unlike that of most other parties running in the election, made no commitments to creating new, or getting rid of existing, ministries. His immediate predecessor made big changes to the landscape of Whitehall: Theresa May created departments for Brexit and trade, while merging the energy and climate change department established by Gordon…

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