Jim Pickard+ Your Authors @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Jul. 01, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

if Johnson cuts the number of departments from 25 to 12 I will eat my shorts

it’s clearly a displacement activity to take their minds off the “mad riddle” elephant-in-the-room aka Brexit

maybe he has another plan to double the number of departments to 50 and he will decide which he backs at the last minute

Johnson campaign is denying it according to @Jack_Blanchard_

‘Unsurprisingly, Johnson’s campaign team were running a country mile from the story last night. “This has not come from us,” a senior source tells Playbook. “We are not planning this. It is completely mental.”’

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