Andrea Leadsom urges Boris Johnson to only appoint Brexiteers to Cabinet if he wins leadership race

Mail Online | 7/18/2019 | Deputy Political Editor For The Daily Mail
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Andrea Leadsom has urged Boris Johnson to appoint only true believers in Brexit to his Cabinet in a thinly-veiled swipe at Amber Rudd.

Former Commons leader Mrs Leadsom is hoping to make a return to the frontbench in next week’s reshuffle if Mr Johnson becomes Prime Minister.

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And in a naked bid for a plum role yesterday, she told the Tory leadership favourite to restrict his top team to those who voted Leave or who are Brexit converts.

She said rebel ministers could thwart Mr Johnson’s plan to take Britain out of the EU by October 31 come what may.

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Mrs Leadsom did not mention Miss Rudd by name, but her comments came just days after the Work and Pensions Secretary declared that she was no longer opposed to a No Deal Brexit in an attempt to cling on to her place in the Cabinet.

Mrs Leadsom told the Mail: ‘There are many talented colleagues in the Conservative Party but the reality is the next government cannot risk the breakdown of collective responsibility that was experienced over the last year by the current Government.

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Mrs Leadsom quit the Cabinet two months ago in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit plans. In her resignation letter she criticised the way in which Miss Rudd, David Gauke and Greg Clark were allowed to...
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