After months of public criticism directed at different members of his Cabinet, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is sacking and repositioning top ministers. Raab has been reappointed as justice secretary.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday reappointed UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as justice secretary as part of a larger Cabinet reshuffle, Downing Street said.

Raab has faced criticism for his handling of the Afghanistan crisis, as he was on holiday in Crete while the Taliban were entering Kabul – reports

Johnson named current Trade Secretary Liz Truss as the new foreign secretary, while also giving Raab the deputy prime minister position. Raab had effectively served as the deputy last year, when he stepped in for Johnsonafter the prime minister contracted COVID and was hospitalized.

Johnson's office said earlier Wednesday that the prime minister is appointing "a strong and united team to build back better from the pandemic.''