The Dark Lord Cthulhu, devourer of souls and destroyer of worlds, has been given a seat in Boris Johnson's cabinet, as Minister without Portfolio, replacing Michael Gove.
The Great Old One has no previous experience of government, but has a cult following. In his last role, as a malevolent, hibernating entity, he plotted the destruction of humanity. According to a government spokesman, this aligns well with the Conservative party's manifesto.
There has been some resistance to the gargantuan subterranean creature joining the government, not least from Boris Johnson's top adviser, Dominic Cummings, who is rumoured to have complained that Cthulhu was "too nice" for the Tory party.