Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson chairing a meeting of the new cabinet and further government reshuffle developments
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Julian Smith, who was sacked as Northern Ireland secretary yesterday, was doorstepped by Sky News this morning. Asked about his future plans, he replied:
I think my future plans involve things like going to the pub and I’m now going to my constituency.
I wish the new cabinet and new secretary of state all the best of luck.