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PM Johnson asserts control over UK government, finance minister quits

PM Johnson asserts control over UK government, finance minister quits

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  1. I thought it was Dominic Cummings asserting control.

  2. Up is down, forwards is backwards, taking orders is asserting control

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-politics/pm-johnson-asserts-control-over-uk-government-finance-minister-quits-idUSKBN2062Z6) reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot)
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    > LONDON – Boris Johnson forced the resignation of his finance minister on Thursday for refusing to toe the line, a sign the prime minister was tightening his control in a government reshuffle designed to deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit.

    > The finance minister's resignation – which some commentators said might have been sought by Johnson's team all along – added to a sense that the prime minister would brook no dissent.

    > Ultra-loyal Alok Sharma, a former minister for international development, was appointed as the new minister for business and also the head of the COP26 climate change summit in Scotland in November, due to be attended by world leaders.

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  4. “Oi, Javid, I’m going to need you to sack all of your advisors and aides.”

    “Nobody with integrity would do that. I quit”

    “k. I’mma go finish sacking a bunch of other people. Now at least I can point out that the brown one resigned, so I’m not racist. Anyway, I was born in New York so I’m sort of the foreigner, if you think about it.”

  5. So where is the russian report ?

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