PM to announce Cabinet reshuffle after shock General Election results

The former front bencher went on to blank questions on Theresa May's future before running inside

Theresa May has brought Michael Gove back to the cabinet to fill the role of Environment Secretary and Boris Johnson is doing his best to make him feel welcome.

Gove returned to the front benches as environment secretary, despite having a very public falling out with May less than a year ago.

Martin Harper, global conservation director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), welcomed the appointment, tweeting: "Congratulations michaelgove - RSPB looks forward to working with new Environment SoS to take forward manifesto commitments".

A long-term ally, he has known May since their time at the University of Oxford in the late in 1970s and both top Tories campaigned for a Remain vote at the European Union referendum.

Given his chequered past regarding environmental policy (voting against moves to have the Green Investment Bank support carbon emission reduction targets and to require environmental permits for hydraulic fracturing activities and supporting the privatisation of the UK's forests), it is no surprise that his appointment has not been universally welcomed.

May faces a crucial test on Monday when she addresses Conservative party MPs at a meeting of the powerful 1922 Committee but it appears that she will pursue a softer approach to Britain's departure from the EU.

Damian Green, who was the work and pensions secretary, becomes First Secretary of State - a title held by William Hague under David Cameron - as well as Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Responding to the appointment, Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, which represents food and soft drink manufacturers operating in the United Kingdom, said: "It is a big boost that the Prime Minister has appointed one of the Cabinet's heaviest hitters to a ministry so significantly at the heart of Brexit".

"Fundamentally, I think there is a great opportunity to create an global brand based on the best animal health and welfare standards in the world", he told Pig World.

Ms Leadsom, who also stood for leadership against Mrs May, was also given a promotion to the leader of the House of Commons.

Asked about this, Mr Gove said ministers had to "reflect on what the election result told us about the way that people want to see the economy managed in the future".

The former Justice and Education Secretary admitted the Conservatives need to reach out to other parties over the terms of Brexit.

In 2013, in his role as Education Secretary, Mr Gove was accused of trying to "airbrush" climate change from the national curriculum.

The return to the Cabinet of Mr Gove will be seen as an attempt to head off any challenge from the Brexiteer wing of the party.

Related News:

  • Session on verge of collapse as Florida GOP leaders feud

    Session on verge of collapse as Florida GOP leaders feud

    Then, after the House adjourned on Thursday, he hinted that by overriding the veto, Negron was not a true Republican. The Florida Senate is setting the stage to override Governor Rick Scott's veto of public school funding.

    Pelosi under fire from Democrats: 'It's time for her to go'

    That escape hatch might include reference to reconciliation rules that might block elements essential to one or more Republicans. Though what exactly they are will be hotly debated among Democratic Party insiders - beginning now.

    3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks

    In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.
  • Late Lloris error hands Sweden 2-1 win in Stockholm

    Late Lloris error hands Sweden 2-1 win in Stockholm

    The most intriguing player by far is Emil Forsberg of RB Leipzig who had a breakout season in the German Bundesliga. The result sees Sweden pass France at the top of the Group A standings courtesy of a superior goal difference.

    Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

    The federal Department of Health and Human Services Department estimates 181,000 of those enrollees gained coverage through the expansion.
    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.
  • Rising trend of casino apps

    Rising trend of casino apps

    For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.

    Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

    India denies that and says it will continue to be part of the accord, regardless of USA participation. President Donald Trump and it will be the first meeting between the two leaders.

    Tech Titans Meet at the White House: What's on the Agenda?

    The meeting marks the second time Trump will have met with some of the country's most influential technology CEOs. About Making Comments on our Site: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit any comments.
  • Democratic Losses in Special Elections

    Democratic Losses in Special Elections

    The special elections have been held in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and SC , districts that are heavily conservative. Moulton said the recent election results necessitated a conversation among Democrats about shaking things up.
    Separate blasts kill nearly 30 in Pakistan

    Separate blasts kill nearly 30 in Pakistan

    Balochistan Chief Minister directed the concerned authorities to provide better medical facilities to the injured people. Asif Bughio, a senior police official, said that the four helmet-wearing attackers fled the scene after the attack.

    Vernalis PLC (VER.L) Shares Needle Moving -3.47%

    The expected BA's profit could reach $1.42B giving the stock 21.39 P/E in the case that $2.35 earnings per share is reported. JP Morgan Cazenove's target would suggest a potential downside of -13.38% from the company's last stock close price.

Most liked

Tropical storm Cindy moves inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama
The National Hurricane Center said Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning between Cameron, La., and Port Arthur, Texas. At least one death was blamed on Tropical Storm Cindy as it made landfall on USA soil in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday.

North Korea denies torturing, cruelly treating detained US student Otto Warmbier
Some of the evidence at trial was purported security footage of Warmbier removing a political banner from his hotel. He said North Korea's treatment of Warmbier demonstrated "a basic disregard for human rights, for human dignity".

Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills
The moderate Republican has voiced her concerns about the health care bill, but has stopped short of announcing opposition. Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid .

Captain (r) Safdar appears before Panama JIT
According to details, the JIT had asked Malik to bring over a report on the past investigation into the Hudaibiya Paper Mills. He also read out the names of 10 FIA investigators who were part of the probe in mid-1990s.

Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball
ESPN interviewed LaVar for what felt like the 100th time Thursday night right after the Lakers picked Lonzo . LaVar Ball , for one, was certain of the team's ascendance under his son.

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to bring soaking rains to midstate on Friday
Emergency crews helped some people from stranded vehicles in Muncie, including a almost submerged SUV at a railroad underpass. Friday, no flood watches or warnings have been issued for the midstate.

Cleveland Cavaliers To Part Ways With General Manager David Griffin
In a statement , Cleveland Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert said that the team and Griffin mutually made a decision to part ways. Leaving the organization along with Griffin is Trent Redden, the team's senior vice president of basketball operations.

Tale of the Ticker: Ferrexpo PLC (FXPO.L) Moves on Volume
Shares of Rolls-Royce Holding PLC (RR) opened at 896.00 on Thursday. 93 funds opened positions while 316 raised stakes. This is 8.61% from the last stock close. (NASDAQ:JAKK) has declined 38.82% since June 23, 2016 and is downtrending.

North Korea says it is the 'biggest victim' in US student's death
After many hours with the North Korean delegation at these "1.5 track" talks, we left more pessimistic than when we arrived. He returned to the United States on June 13 but was in a coma and immediately taken to a hospital in Cincinnati.

(NVDA) Director Sells $434980.00 in Stock
Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 162,706 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,305,365.54. Moreover, SoftBank has recently invested $4B in Nvidia , an indication of increasing confidence in the company's fundamentals.

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners
Auburn hasn't had a draft pick of any kind since 2001, when Jamison Brewer went in the second round to the Pacers. That is the hope of all National Basketball Association franchises but some players pan out and others don't.

Could Immune Design Corp (IMDZ) Recover After Today's Significant Decline?
Monashee Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Immune Design Corp during the third quarter worth $379,000. About 62,962 shares traded. $5,243 worth of Immune Design Corp (NASDAQ: IMDZ ) shares were sold by ter Meulen Jan Henrik .

Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill
Disabled activists protesting the new Republican healthcare bill were dragged outside in their wheelchairs by capitol police. ACA: Imposed new taxes (including investment income and wages above $200,000) to help people pay for coverage.

US government: 2 men charged with plotting terror attacks
Samar El Debek, 37, was arrested in Livonia and was in court earlier this week on related terrorism charges. They said he was in Lebanon in 2006 when his family home was destroyed in Israel's war with Hezbollah.

Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight
Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.