Announcing bishops will fall to someone else now PM’s a Catholic

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Boris Johnson might have assumed that his most profound change to the British constitution was to secure Brexit but as Britain’s first Catholic prime minister he has also prompted a rethink on the link between religion and politics.

Downing Street revealed yesterday that, in future, the lord chancellor, Robert Buckland, will send the names of new Church of England bishops to the Queen, after a warning that the prime minister could be banished from office if he keeps doing so himself.