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Johnson bolsters power at home as storm clouds gather overseas

He has made several domestic policy announcements and dealt a significant ministerial reshuffle which now sees Brexiteers in all the four great offices of state.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) appointed 39-year-old ex-banker Rishi Sunak (centre) as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Mr Sunak entered the House of Commons only in 2015, and just a year ago was the most junior minister in the Housing, Communities and Local Government Department.

BORIS Johnson has postponed his planned trip to see Donald Trump next week in the midst of UK-US policy spats from Huawei to digital taxes. With Mr Johnson fighting on several foreign fronts, including Brexit, he is therefore urgently consolidating his power at home after December's landmark...

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