Don’t be fooled by Boris Johnson’s latest reshuffle

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest cabinet reshuffle is being lauded by right-wing politicians and pundits as a positive step for the representation of women in ministerial positions. However, we should not be fooled by this tokenistic façade. Despite whathis defenders try to have us believe, the recent appointments have much more to do with Johnson shifting the blame for the many political failures of his tenure as prime minister, and consolidating his own power more broadly, than they do about fulfilling a commitment to women’s equality. In reality, the significant promotions of Liz Truss…

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