James Cleverly appointed home secretary in cabinet reshuffle

James Cleverly, UK Home Secretary

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# 13 November 2023 13:55 (UTC +04:00)

James Cleverly has been appointed home secretary as part of Rishi Sunak’s attempt to reset his premiership with a cabinet reshuffle, APA reports citing The Guardian.

The prime minister kicked off the shake-up of his ministerial team by sacking Suella Braverman after a weekend of remembrance ceremonies and protests.

The move is a vote of confidence from prime minister Rishi Sunak in Cleverly, who was until today Britain’s foreign secretary at a time of major geopolitical tensions.

Cleverly’s appointment as home secretary comes 48 hours before a crunch supreme court decision on Wednesday when it will announce whether the government’s Rwanda deportation plan can happen.