US News Hunt new Foreign Secretary as Johnson quits over Brexit

23:50  09 july  2018
23:50  09 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

David Davis RESIGNS: Brexit Secretary plunges Theresa May's government into chaos amid fury at 'soft' compromise on leaving the EU that was agreed at Chequers summit

  David Davis RESIGNS: Brexit Secretary plunges Theresa May's government into chaos amid fury at 'soft' compromise on leaving the EU that was agreed at Chequers summit Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned.It comes after days of Cabinet tension over Theresa May's plans for the UK's departure from the European Union.

Boris Johnson has quit as foreign secretary Johnson wrote that he believed May’s new plan amounted to “a semi- Brexit ” with large parts of the economy “locked in the EU system, but with no UK control over that system”. Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as foreign secretary – politics live.

Senior Conservative becomes third minister to walk out over ‘common rule book’ proposal.

Jeremy Hunt moves to the Foreign Office from the Department of Health and Social Care (Peter Byrne/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Jeremy Hunt moves to the Foreign Office from the Department of Health and Social Care (Peter Byrne/PA)

Theresa May has moved to shore up her position following the shock resignation of Boris Johnson with the appointment of Jeremy Hunt as the new Foreign Secretary.

Mr Johnson plunged the Government into crisis after he announced he was quitting with a scathing denunciation of her Brexit plans, saying they would leave the UK a “colony” of the European Union.

His dramatic departure was the second resignation of a Cabinet “big beast” in less than 24 hours, after Brexit Secretary David Davis walked out late on Sunday.

The Latest: May defends Brexit plan after Cabinet departures

  The Latest: May defends Brexit plan after Cabinet departures Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her post-Brexit trade plan that sparked Cabinet resignations, saying it is the only way to avoid a hard border with Ireland. LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her post-Brexit trade plan that sparked Cabinet resignations, saying it is the only way to avoid a hard border with Ireland.

British PM Theresa May has appointed Jeremy Hunt as the new top diplomat, after Boris Johnson resigned citing May’s “soft” Brexit deal with the European Union.

Power, not Brexit , is behind Boris Johnson ’s decision to quit | Martin Kettle. Theresa May, who took over the leadership unopposed, appoints Johnson as foreign secretary . November 2017.

Brexit minister Steve Baker also left the Government, while Chris Green quit his position as an unpaid parliamentary aide at the Department for Transport.

Mr Hunt moves to the Foreign Office from the Department of Health and Social Care after having secured a £20 billion-a-year funding increase for the NHS.

Johnson speech threat to May leadership .
Boris Johnson is poised to make a potentially explosive resignation statement to MPs, nine days after quitting as Foreign Secretary. Many MPs believe it could be as spectacular and dramatic as that of Sir Geoffrey Howe in 1990, which brought about the downfall of Margaret Thatcher. © Getty Geoffrey Howe's resignation speech was the beginning of the end for Mr Thatcher Mr Johnson was spotting approaching the Chair and seeking the permission of the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, during one of the votes on the Government's latest Brexit legislation, the Trade Bill.

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