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Boris Johnson warned that Labour will “axe Brexit next” after Sir Keir Starmer’s occasion ditched the previous prime minister’s “levelling up” phrase from a authorities division.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) was given its title by Mr Johnson in 2021 as he sought to spotlight his dedication to bettering all components of the nation and lowering inequality.

But beneath Labour, the division has reverted to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

In a submit on X, previously generally known as Twitter, Mr Johnson mentioned: “Axing levelling up shows lack of ambition and a failure to believe in this country’s potential. Labour will axe Brexit next.

“Then they may pointlessly whack up taxes. The drift backwards has begun.”

Angela Rayner, the Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State in charge of the department, insisted there would be “no extra gimmicks and slogans” following the move.

She said: “A authorities of public service means fixing the basics to ship for the British folks.

“No more gimmicks and slogans, but the hard yards of governing in the national interest.”

Jim McMahon, a minister within the division, instructed the BBC the outdated title had been “firmly Tipp-Exed out of the department yesterday” as a part of an effort to “refocus” on native authorities.

A Tory occasion spokesman mentioned: “The Conservative levelling up agenda has been transformative for towns across the country, giving communities that Labour took for granted when they were last in office the investment they deserve.

“Labour’s determination to scrap levelling up shall be a catastrophe for these cities, and their refusal to rule out clawing again £1billion of Conservative funding from native communities for Labour politicians to spend in Westminster places the way forward for our communities in danger.”