‘It’s a boys club’: Johnson accused of running ‘blokey’ government

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‘It’s a boys club’: Johnson accused of running ‘blokey’ government




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Insiders say the prime minister’s Whitehall shake-up highlights the power of a small inner circle of men

Boris Johnson is being accused of overseeing an “incredibly blokey” government, as analysis of the latest Whitehall shake-up shows key decisions are in the hands of a tight circle of powerful men.

The prime minister has proudly called himself a feminist, and when he was foreign secretary he was a vocal advocate of girls’ education as a “Swiss army knife” to tackle many of the world’s ills. But Westminster insiders say few women can break into the inner circle, dominated by Johnson, Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings.

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