Boris Johnson Names 2 New Aides After 5 Resignations

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    The Facts

    • UK PM Boris Johnson has announced two new staff appointments.

    • Cabinet Office minister Steve Barclay will serve as chief of staff, while Guto Harri - a former BBC correspondent and adviser to Johnson during his mayorship - will become director of communications.


    The Spin

    Left narrative

    The resignations -- Mirza's in particular -- are a final damning blow to a PM already flailing as he faces scandal after scandal. Borris is quickly running out of people to betray.

    Right narrative

    This is a much needed clearout of Downing Street following Sue Gray's Partygate report, in a desperate bid for Johnson to hold on to his premiership.


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