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Liam Fox’s hunt for £120k comms chief

Department for International Trade is also on the hunt for a £160,000-a-year civil servant to head up the Whitehall ministry. 

As the UK gears up to actually deal with the implications of the Brexit vote and leaving the European Union , Whitehall is putting together the department to handle trade deals with the rest of the world.

That includes  a £120,000-a-year communications director and a £160,000-a-year permanent secretary for the department lead by Brexiteer minister Liam Fox.

If you fancy applying, both jobs are open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area nationals as well as certain non EEA nationals – although there’s not much time to apply.

Here’s a link to the comms job: https://goo.gl/VOsncx

And here’s a link to the permanent secretary role: https://goo.gl/M9ZlZf

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Has May boxed in Boris as Foreign Secretary by appointing David Davis and Liam Fox to the Cabinet?

Boris Johnson may have been appointed British Foreign Secretary, but has new Prime Minister Theresa May handed key parts of the job to David Davis as Brexit Secretary and Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary?

Being foreign secretary is one of the big jobs in British politics, but some of the central elements of foreign policy don’t appear to be in Boris’s portfolio.

Europe minister job at foreign office axed?

It’s interesting that former Europe minister David Lidington has now been appointed Leader of the Commons and as yet his job at the foreign office hasn’t been filled. The role is not listed, currently, on the foreign office’s website.

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The ‘real’ Foreign Secretary – David Davis

With the appointment of former Europe minister David Davis as Brexit Secretary it perhaps make sense to no longer have a Europe minister. But if the Europe minister job is axed, it underlines that Boris doesn’t have the negotiation of exiting the European Union in his remit. It could be seen as a real actual sign of his wings being clipped by the new prime minister.

Mr Davis is Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – a job so new in fact that the official UK government website doesn’t even have a department. It’s the same for Liam Fox, who has got a new role as well.

Former Labour minister Tony McNulty has tweeted this:


Boris out of the country

Mr Johnson will also doubtless be out of the UK rather a lot, so out of sight and perhaps mind for Tory activists. Mrs May may not have to worry about her erstwhile rival for the Tory leadership making popular appearances on the domestic stage.

His role as London mayor and jolly attitude could also yet be invaluable as foreign secretary.

Photo credit: Foreign Office / Twitter


Theresa May could prove she governs for the whole UK by moving parliament to Birmingham

I’ve met David Cameron and Theresa May – and they are very different characters