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Former leadership contender Suella Braverman is tipped to be Home Secretary while James Cleverly will head the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.

According to Politico former Health Secretary Sajid Javid and former Justice Secretary Robert Buckland have also both turned down the Northern Ireland job.

It means that as she prepares to see the Queen tomorrow Ms Truss will have to make some last minute calls to allies to see who is willing to take on the difficult role.