Boris Johnson oversees cabinet reshuffle.
Hfrance.fr editors and correspondents reflect on the performance of politicians leaving their jobs - and the challenges facing those who take it up. relief.
Dominic Raab is always happy to let him know he's a karate black belt.
And given that his conversation with the Prime minister this day of reshuffle took longer than expected suggests he fought his movement pretty hard.
Being justice secretary, running prisons, courts and the judiciary, is of course a huge work. And that also matches his legal experience.
But there is no doubt that this is a demotion, plosing one of the most prestigious jobs in government as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Downing Street does not want this seen as punishment after what appeared to many to be a debacle in Afghanistan, with Mr Raab even taking his family vacation during the crisis.
But even with the trinket of Deputy Prime Minister in his title (you wonder if the title was a product of the Tatchy ations converse), Mr. Raab, the former foreign minister, is a lower government figure.
Gavin Williamson found himself in the hot seat when schools closed their classrooms and switched to distance learning intermittently. This has placed him in the crosshairs of overwhelmed and exasperated principals and parents, as government policy has led to sudden changes in leadership.
As schools in England prepared to support poorer families through difficult times, they faced delays, first with food stamps, then with devices. Confusing English footballer Marcus Rashford with another black sportsman added to the perception of being prone to blunders.
But it was in the days before and after the rebellion.England's 2020 A-level results when the chaos peaked. The Education Secretary defended the system, before a massive turnaround that seemed inevitable.
Mr. Williamson said he was very proud of his contribution to skills development. The cost of implementing a eye-catching lifelong learning loan promise will be in his successor's bin, as will the toilet decisions about future university funding.
For a committed government To take it to the next level, the long-term impact of the pandemic on the education of the poorest children is the other big challenge. The £ 3bn pledged for catching up was so insufficient that the government's own adviser resigned earlier this year.
There have been eight secretaries of justice since the Conservatives came to power in 2010 - and Robert Buckland 's two years, one month and 22 days makes him the third incumbent of a position that the entire legal establishment regards as having been treated as an afterthought.
Mr Buckland, a respected lawyer and former judge, is stepping down with 58,000 serious criminal cases awaiting trial in Crown court.
C 'est 4,000 more than in January, when official watchdogs warned that the backlog was already of great concern.
The result is that some victims will wait four years for justice to be done. The new Justice Secretary Dominic Raab may not have been appointed to deal with this problem - but to take on an ideological challenge.
Mr. Raab has references for speaking out on some legal human rights issues, but he is also one of the most vocal critics of human rights law, one of the cornerstones of the modern British constitution.
He has long called for its replacement or repeal - and the government's long-promised overhaul of the human rights law is now in its hands. We will soon know where Mr. Raab stands on one of the most important but most misunderstood legal issues of our time.