Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

International Development Secretary Priti Patel replaced & Theresa May's failing goverment

Penny Mordaunt Appointed New International Development Secretary Following Priti Patel's Resignation Penny Mordaunt Has Replaced Priti Patel As International Development Secretary
Kenny Thornton | 09 November, 2017, 20:35

Penny Mordaunt has been named as the new International Development Secretary following the departure of Priti Patel amid the furore around unofficial meetings with Israeli politicians. The daughter of a paratrooper, she made an impression on colleagues in 2014 when she gave a bawdy speech to Parliament describing her experiences as a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy Reserve.

She backed fellow Brexiteer Andrea Leadsom to be Tory leader after Cameron resigned.

The Portsmouth North MP told critics when the prank was revealed afterwards: "If I have offended anyone, I'm sorry".

"From the backbenches I will continue to take an active role.speak up for our country, our national interests and the great future that Britain has as a free, independent and sovereign nation", she noted.

As global development secretary, she will be in charge of the U.K.'s 13 billion British pounds ($17.09 billion) foreign aid budget, according to BBC.

'That means she must unequivocally commit to the spirit, as well as the letter, of Britain's pledge to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on global development'.

Tottenham striker Kane will be ready for Arsenal, says Pochettino
Kane withdrew from Gareth Southgate's national squad on Monday after taking a knock to the knee during Sunday's win over Crystal Palace .

She did not speak to reporters, but jumped into a ministerial auto to be driven to her new department at the top of Whitehall.

And in the first promotion of new Conservative MPs into the Government, Victoria Atkins became Ms Newton's replacement.

This appointment covers several angles, not least because it maintains the balance of the Cabinet both in terms of gender and of attitudes towards Brexit.

Mrs Patel's resignation on Wednesday was the second to hit the cabinet in the space of a week, after Michael Fallon stood down amid allegations about his behaviour.

Last week, the party was in uproar over Gavin Williamson being appointed Defence Secretary - with one minister telling Sky News the Prime Minister was "so weak she's allowed the inexperienced chief whip to appoint himself".

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