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Has the International Development/Foreign Office merger already begun?  

A controversial Whitehall restructuring is happening by stealth

By Jessica Abrahams  

Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto/PA Images

Will Boris Johnson merge the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office?

With the post-Brexit reshuffle providing an opportunity for change, all eyes were on whether the PM would reappoint a secretary of state for international development, securing the department’s independence and a seat in the cabinet. To the community’s great relief, he did.

But he also did something else. Unnoticed by many, he merged the…

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