Liz Truss secretly appoints Tory donor and Rees-Mogg’s business partner as trade minister - News Summed Up

Liz Truss secretly appoints Tory donor and Rees-Mogg’s business partner as trade minister


Liz Truss has quietly appointed Tory donor Dominic Johnson as Minister of State in the department of trade. The financier, who founded investment firm Somerset Capital with Jacob Rees-Mogg, has donated £338,391 to the Tories between 2006 and 2021. The 65-year-old was reportedly content to stay in his current position rather than joining the UK Government. It is not clear exactly what Johnson’s role will be, but it is thought to be minister for investment. BREAKING:Liz Truss has appointed Dominic Johnson, Tory donor & co-founder of Somerset Capital with Rees-Mogg, as trade ministerAnnouncement quietly dropped on https://t.co/Ykkwe7cwEdHe's being handed a peerage to bootConfirms @fletcherr scoophttps://t.co/MWArxD06gF pic.twitter.com/dEQaVpVaGc — Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) October 2, 2022Related: ‘Just get a new job’: Conservative Chair solves cost of living crisis (!)


Source: The Times October 02, 2022 17:44 UTC



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