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Funny Valentine

Johnson’s reshuffle brings new university and business ministers and more power to the prime minister

There’s a romance to reshuffles—the wooing of the prime minister (and his adviser) by the ambitious in the weeks before they happen, the flattery involved in persuading ministers hoping for something more glamorous to stay or compromise.

And if there’s one thing we know prime minister Boris Johnson is good at, it’s seduction—politically speaking of course. He did, after all, persuade 365 constituencies in the country to vote for his party after it had endured a rocky few years in government.

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