US News Hunt new Foreign Secretary as Johnson quits over Brexit

03:50  10 july  2018
03:50  10 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Hunt new Foreign Secretary as Johnson quits over Brexit

  Hunt new Foreign Secretary as Johnson quits over Brexit Mr Johnson said the Prime Minister’s Brexit plan would leave the UK a ‘colony’ of the EU.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.

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.

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.

Jeremy Hunt leaves 10 Downing Street, where he was appointed Foreign Secretary (John Stillwell/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Jeremy Hunt leaves 10 Downing Street, where he was appointed Foreign Secretary (John Stillwell/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.

Boris Johnson's resignation letter: Brexit 'dream is dying'

  Boris Johnson's resignation letter: Brexit 'dream is dying' <p>The former foreign secretary told Theresa May in his resignation letter that the Brexit "dream is dying".</p>He said: "Brexit should be about opportunity and hope. It should be a chance to do things differently. To be more nimble and dynamic and to maximise the particular advantages of the UK as an open, outward-looking, global economy.

Jeremy Hunt has been appointed as the new foreign secretary after Boris Johnson quit the cabinet in protest at Theresa May's Brexit policy. The long-serving health secretary was summoned to Downing Street at the end of a dramatic 24 hours

Theresa May has launched a reshuffle of her top team after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy plunged her government into crisis. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as the new foreign secretary after Boris Johnson quit , accusing Mrs May of pursuing a "semi- Brexit ".

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

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