Foreign Secretary William Hague said “confusion” on the part of the South African government was at the heart of a dispute over U.K. plans to end 19 million pounds ($30 million) a year of aid to Africa’s largest economy in 2015.
U.K. Transport Secretary Justine Greening will be replaced by outgoing Chief Whip Patrick McLoughlin, ITV news reported tonight, as Prime Minister David Cameron reorganized his ministerial team. It did not say where it got the information.
David Cameron asserted his Tory credentials halfway through his term with Cabinet changes designed to appeal to his party’s core support, even at the risk of damaging coalition ties with the Liberal Democrats.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promoted Jeremy Hunt to health secretary, replacing Andrew Lansley, and also demoted Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke in a Cabinet revamp that kept the top ministers in their posts.
U.K. Transport Secretary Justine Greening said she’ll vote against proposed bonuses for senior executives at Network Rail Ltd., which runs the country’s railway lines, though it may not be enough to stop the payments.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron named Transport Secretary Philip Hammond to head the Defense Ministry after Liam Fox quit. The premier also promoted Justine Greening to become the fifth woman Cabinet member.