UK: PM hire fresh staff to hold his premiership 

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After the resignations of key staff members, Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson hired a new team to rebuild his sandal-hit team. He has hired the new chief of staff named Steve Barclay, a former Brexit minister of the United Kingdom.

Johnson is seeking a fresh start after the series of controversies is looking forward to bringing new changes at No 10 in order to hold his premiership.  

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The UK Prime Minister asserted in a statement mentioned by Reuters, “The changes I’m announcing to my senior team today will improve how No 10 operates, strengthen the role of my Cabinet and backbench colleagues, and accelerate our defining mission to level up the country.”

Barclay, who is currently the Cabinet Office minister, will supervise the running of Downing Street as he is authorised to combine his ministerial duties with his new job. 

In other changes, local media reported that former news presenter Guto Harri, 55, will be the new communications chief. 

Recently, Munira Mirza, the head of policy who had worked with him for 14 years, resigned on Thursday over Johnson’s claim that Labour leader Keir Starmer failed to prosecute paedophile Jimmy Savile during his time as director of public prosecutions (DPP).

Johnson has repeatedly refused to resign over reports that he and some of his staff attended Downing Street parties during coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns. 

Johnson has admitted that problems needed to be fixed at the heart of Downing Street. 

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Meanwhile, a police investigation is underway over lockdown-breaching gatherings when they were banned across the country. 

 

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