Westminster in high alarm for Boris Johnson to reorganize his top team

Westminster in high alarm for Boris Johnson to reorganize his top team

Rumors have swirled that Boris Johnson (pictured today) will use the knife before the Tory conference

Boris Johnson dramatically declared that he will reorganize his top team today – with Gavin Williamson apparently the first victim.

Downing Street has confirmed insane rumors that have led Westminster that Johnson had the knife before the Tory conference.

Williamson has reportedly already given a closing speech to the staff of the Department of Education, although it is not clear whether he is leaving the government altogether.

Gossip about Foreign Minister Dominic Raab’s fate was compounded by his absence from the front bench of the Commons during the weekly session.

However, he does not always attend, and allies said he simply ‘has something else on’.

Sir. Johnson is expected to call ministers into his House of Commons to deliver bad news so they are not forced to walk the ‘walk of shame’ in Downing Street.

Tory Party President Amanda Milling and Community Secretary Robert Jenrick were apparently seen heading towards the office after PMQs.

Those who are promoted or moved to other panties are later summoned to No. 10 for a more pleasant talk with prizes.

Dominic Cummings took a potshot at the PM by labeling it ‘Carrie Reshuffle’ – but No10 rejected the idea that Johnson’s wife was involved.

It’s the premier’s last chance to revise his team before the autumn political season goes into yet another gear.

He’s going to New York to attend the UN General Assembly next week.

The Labor conference starts shortly after – where there is a long-standing convention where ministers avoid making big announcements.

Cabinet ministers will also need time to prepare speeches for the Conservatives’ own annual rally in Manchester early next month.

A source from No. 10 said: ‘PM will today make a reshuffle to get a strong and united team to build better back from the pandemic.

‘Yesterday, the PM established its plan for handling COVID during the autumn and winter.

“But the government must also redouble our efforts to live up to the priorities of the people. The PM appoints ministers this afternoon with a focus on uniting and leveling the whole country. ‘

Downing Street has confirmed insane rumors that have led Westminster that Johnson had the knife before the Tory conference.  Gossip about Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's fate was compounded by his absence from the front bench at PMQs

Downing Street has confirmed insane rumors that have led Westminster that Johnson had the knife before the Tory conference. Gossip about Foreign Minister Dominic Raab’s fate was compounded by his absence from the front bench at PMQs

Johnson held a cabin meeting in Downing Street yesterday as the government launches its winter plan for Covid

Johnson held a cabin meeting in Downing Street yesterday as the government launches its winter plan for Covid

Dominic Raab

Gavin Williamson

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson (right) and Secretary of State Dominic Raab (left) are among those tipped off on steps for the overhaul

Labor and Retirement Secretary Therese Coffey was in Downing Street today when the reshuffle was confirmed - but then went to the Commons to lead the government on a debate in the opposition, suggesting she is not on the move

Labor and Retirement Secretary Therese Coffey was in Downing Street today when the reshuffle was confirmed – but then went to the Commons to lead the government on a debate in the opposition, suggesting she is not on the move

The popularity of Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak is rising among Tory grassroots, but support for Dominic Raab is collapsing

Liz Truss, widely tipped for a relocation campaign, topped the latest popularity survey of the Tory grassroots.

The international trade secretary was first in the Conservative Home’s latest cabinet league table, with a net satisfaction score of plus 85.2.

She was more than 10 points clear from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who was in second place with a rating of plus 74.5.

Lord Frost, the Minister of the Cabinet Office, came third with a score of plus 65.5 with Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace fourth with a score of plus 64.2.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid was in fifth place with a rating of plus 62.2.

The August poll among members of the Conservative Party found that Education Secretary Gavin Williamson received the worst rating of minus 53.5.

Williamson has been widely tipped for a relocation downgrade after a series of gaffes.

Amanda Milling, chairwoman of the Conservative Party, has also been tipped to the sack – she had the second-worst net satisfaction rating with minus 16.6.

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab is also under pressure after he saw his popularity plummet in the midst of the Afghanistan crisis.

Raab, who also serves as Boris Johnson’s first foreign minister, was third from the top of the former cabinet’s league table at plus 73, but he has now dropped to just plus 6.1.

Johnson has not made major changes to his team since February last year when he brutally threw out a lot of big animals.

They included Sajid Javid, who resigned as chancellor after being told he could not elect his own political advisers.

Widespread fears of a reshuffle helped quell a burgeoning uprising against the £ 12bn brutal tax increases for the NHS and social package over the past week.

But until now, it was unclear whether No10 was merely using the threat as leverage, as Johnson had told some MPs in recent weeks that he was unlikely to make changes before next year.

Sir. Raab was heavily shelled over his handling of the Afghanistan crisis – when he initially tried to cope with the reaction from a luxury holiday in Crete.

In addition to a briefing that Mr Raab could be demoted, there has been a long-standing sniper on Mr Williamson, considered by many to have pushed schools and exams during the pandemic.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has also been hailed as a possible loser if Johnson decides to act, though many MPs believe she would be safe.

Health Minister Sajid Javid only recently replaced Matt Hancock when it emerged he had had an affair in his office with one of his aides.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak also appears to be stuck in his job, although there were recent allegations that Mr Johnson had threatened to put him in the health declaration.

Johnson made a minor adjustment to his team last week when Attorney General Suella Braverman returned from maternity leave.

Michael Ellis, who had covered for her, was restored to her former role as Advocate General, while Lucy Frazer returned to be Attorney General.

Liz Truss, widely tipped for a relocation campaign, topped the latest popularity survey of the Tory grassroots.

The international trade secretary was first in the Conservative Home’s latest cabinet league table, with a net satisfaction score of plus 85.2.

She was more than 10 points clear from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who was in second place with a rating of plus 74.5.

Lord Frost, the Minister of the Cabinet Office, came third with a score of plus 65.5 with Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace fourth with a score of plus 64.2.

Mr Javid was in fifth with a rating of plus 62.2.

The August poll among Conservative Party members saw Williamson receive the worst rating of minus 53.5.

Williamson has been widely tipped for a relocation downgrade after a series of gaffes.

Amanda Milling, chairwoman of the Conservative Party, is among those exposed to gossip about getting chopped. She had the second worst net satisfaction rating with minus 16.6.

Raab, who also serves as Boris Johnson’s first foreign minister, was third from the top of the former cabinet’s league table at plus 73, but he has now dropped to just plus 6.1.

As rumors swirled earlier, a Tory MP close to PM told MailOnline: ‘Dismissals after PMQs. Cabinet meetings the rest of the afternoon. Other changes tomorrow and Friday. ‘

A cabinet source said: ‘We assume this is happening today.’ Another added: ‘It looks like PMQs today.’

Senior No. 10 numbers set off expectations by ‘going dark’ and not responding to messages.

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