Andrew Mitchell Has Not Been Promoted

The master of his dark arts, Andrew Mitchell, may well have spun his way to a new job, but trying to package it as a promotion is a bit much – in fact it’s the total opposite. Going from the Secretary of State to Chief Whip means a £30,000 pay cut.* He’s also no longer a cabinet member, merely having attendance rights. It’s always nice to see a former banker reformed though…

*The Chief Whip is paid at Minister of State level.



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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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