Labour leaders say that Boris Johnson’s new cabinet is threatening for human rights

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The Labour campaign for Human Rights has described it as “the most anti-human rights” cabinet in decades, while the SNP has labeled it the “‘worst government since Thatcher,” because by the time of the publication there was no single openly LGBT+ person appointed to the government. Priti Patel has been given Sajid Javid’s former post of Home Secretary. Her voting record indicates that she has voted against any pro-LGBT laws. Dominic Raab has been appointed foreign secretary, replacing prime ministerial candidate Jeremy Hunt. He has also been named First Secretary of State, a title sometimes given by the Prime Minister. Raab was previously Brexit secretary for four months before resigning in November 2018 over the Withdrawal Agreement he helped shape. He defined his attitude to the LGBT community as tolerant, but insisted that gender transition should have not been made easier for underage folks. The remain-supporting Nicky Morgan has been appointed as the new Secretary for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in the cabinet reshuffle. Her LGBT record is mixed, but she repeatedly apologized for any signs of opposition to the community she had ever expressed.

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