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British PM goes for first Cabinet revamp

Cameron has made Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke a Cabinet minister without portfolio.

4th September, 2012
Cameron revamps Cabinet

British Prime Minister David Cameron has begun his first Cabinet revamp since taking power in 2010, dismissing underperforming ministers in a bid to quell discontent in his Tory party.

Cameron fired Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman and made Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke a Cabinet minister without portfolio, according to a person familiar with the decisions.

Clarke, 72, is the oldest Cabinet member and has been a minister in every Tory government since 1972. He served as chancellor...

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