Baroness Scotland risks losing the Commonwealth post in the row of funding report | News

Written by Javed Iqbal

Boris Johnson is optimistic about ousting a former Labor minister as head of the Commonwealth at this week’s meeting.

Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Minister under Tony Blair and Advocate General under Gordon Brown face an unprecedented challenge by Kigali government leaders.

The United Kingdom has loudly opposed her leadership of the Commonwealth, which has been shrouded in scandal. It is the convention that the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth is without resistance for another term. Scotland, 66, took office in 2016, but her four-year term was extended because the meeting of government leaders could not take place during the pandemic.

Johnson supports Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica’s Secretary of State, who opposes Scotland. At least six of the Commonwealth’s 54 members

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