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Rupert Murdoch gives David Cameron's new Cabinet his stamp of approval

Rupert Murdoch has given David Cameron’s new Cabinet his stamp of approval, opining that the Prime Minister’s picks for his inner circle are “surprisingly good”.

Mr Cameron announced his top team at the start of the week and said it would focus on “bread and butter” ways of improving people’s lives.

“Cabinet picks surprisingly good. Osborne, Duncan Smith, Gove, Javid, Whittingdale, Patel, more women. Few toffs! Great start,” the Australian-born media mogul tweeted.

Mr Murdoch's UK newspapers tended to support the Conservatives in last week’s election, though the Scottish edition of The Sun newspaper swung behind the SNP.

Mr Cameron’s cabinet includes many Conservative members of his inner circle under the Coalition government, with some additions.

New faces at Cabinet level include Amber Rudd, the new Energy Secretary, John Whittingdale, the new Culture Secretary, and Greg Clark, the new Communities Secretary.

An analysis by the Independent found that the majority of Cabinet minister attended either Oxford or Cambridge universities and that nearly half were privately educated.

The Independent reported last month that Mr Murdoch had visited The Sun’s offices in London and berated staff for not doing enough to stop then Labour leader Ed Miliband from winning the election.

He is said to have claimed that the future of the Sun’s parent company depended on defeating Mr Miliband.

In another tweet Mr Murdoch said he believed Britain should further deregulate business which he claimed would lead to strong jobs and wages growth.

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