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Our new Cabinet has no majority and no mandate … It is not a Cabinet of all available talents. It is a faction of a faction, with no counter-balance of opinion to hold it back. Upon Brexit, the Cabinet non–believers are mere window dressing. They will not be listened to, and will always be out-voted.

— Sir John Major, delivering a withering indictment of Boris Johnson’s government.