Geoffrey Cox urges Boris Johnson not to sack him at Cabinet reshuffle

Worried ministers brace for Boris Johnson to wield the axe at major Cabinet reshuffle TOMORROW as Geoffrey Cox urges the Prime Minister not to sack him as Attorney General Boris Johnson will conduct a long-anticipated shake-up of his Cabinet tomorrow PM expected to sack a number of ministers in order to promote Tory rising stars Attorney General Geoffrey Cox one of those to have been widely tipped for sack But today he made clear he wants to continue in Cabinet with a plea to the PM Andrea Leadsom, Nicky Morgan and Ben Wallace all also tipped to be ousted

By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 11:30 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 14:24 GMT, 12 February 2020

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Concerned Cabinet ministers are bracing for Boris Johnson to wield the axe at a long-anticipated reshuffle tomorrow as Geoffrey Cox urged the Prime Minister not to sack him as Attorney General. 

Downing Street confirmed yesterday that the planned shake-up of the PM's top team will go ahead with a new look Cabinet scheduled to meet on Friday morning. 

Mr Johnson is widely expected to get rid of a handful of senior ministers as he looks to promote Tory rising stars and define the direction of his new administration. 

Boris Johnson, pictured in Birmingham yesterday, will tomorrow conduct a reshuffle of his Cabinet

Boris Johnson, pictured in Birmingham yesterday, will tomorrow conduct a reshuffle of his Cabinet

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, pictured in Downing Street yesterday, has been widely tipped for the sack

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, pictured in Downing Street yesterday, has been widely tipped for the sack

Geoffrey Cox hints MPs could play role in appointment of judges

The Attorney General has suggested that MPs and peers could scrutinise the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court in a bid to boost transparency.

Geoffrey Cox insisted the government has 'no desire' to see politically appointed judges, but proposed a Canadian-style appointments system whereby Parliament interviews candidates.

The Tories pledged at the general election to examine the relationship between the government, Parliament and the courts, and vowed to set up a Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission within a year to come up with proposals to restore trust in democracy.

Asked about the proposals at an event at the Institute for Government in central London, Mr Cox said: 'Let me make plain: we've no desire to see politically appointed judges - that is completely off the table.

'There is no question of politicians appointing judges. We have a good system now - the Judicial Appointments Commission - we're not going to be talking about a party politically appointed set of judges.

'However, I think there is a case for looking at how Supreme Court judges are appointed.'

He restated his opposition to US-style hearings, but said: 'In Canada now, for

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