The GB News presenter could give a voice to the Tory right with her stance on LGBT education, diversity training and the ban on petrol and diesel cars

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Those who went to bed on Monday concerned about the scourge of wokery awoke to good news in Tuesday morning’s Sun newspaper. Rishi Sunak’s new cabinet would include a minister just for them, in the form of former work and pensions secretary, and current GB News presenter, Esther McVey.

Officially appointed as a minister without portfolio, McVey’s role would be “common sense tsar”, tasked with “tackling the scourge of wokery”, the newspaper was briefed. She would be “leading the charge on the government’s anti-woke agenda” a government source said.

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