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Boris Johnson and Alan Duncan: The “pooper” and the “scooper”.

Boris Johnson seems likely to be heading a team of B-listers if he becomes prime minister tomorrow.

Now-former Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan has flounced out amid claims that he spent all his time cleaning up Mr Johnson’s mess when the Tory leadership candidate was Foreign Secretary.

Of course it’s just as likely that Mr Johnson would sack Sir Alan if he stayed on – so this is the optimum moment for the FO minister to… well… go.

He is on the record as considering himself to have been Mr Johnson’s “pooper scooper”, during the candidate’s term as Foreign Secretary – and more recently attacked his former boss for failing to support former UK ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, after comments criticising President Trump were leaked.

Previously, he was most notable as the minister former Israeli embassy representative Shai Masot infamously wanted to “take down” in a conspiracy uncovered by the al-Jazeera documentary The Lobby.

Also set to go are Chancellor Philip Hammond and Justice Secretary David Gauke.

Neither will be a huge loss to the UK – but then, no Conservative minister would be. The concern is about who Mr Johnson might line up to replace them…

And how would these B-listers perform – not only in service to the UK but also on the world stage?

Sir Alan Duncan has quit as a foreign office minister in protest against a possible Boris Johnson victory in the Conservative leadership race.Chancellor Philip Hammond and Justice Secretary David Gauke have already said they intend to resign if he wins.

Source: Tory leadership race: Alan Duncan resigns as minister – BBC News

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