Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

UK's May names new foreign secretary

UK's May names new foreign secretary

In other moves, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock takes over from Mr Hunt at Health and Social Care.

Mr Hancock, who is married with two sons, is perhaps fortunate to arrive at the Department of Health weeks after Mrs May announced a...

"It is as though we are sending our vanguard into battle with the white flags fluttering above them", Johnson wrote in a letter that underscored his credentials as a champion of full-speed Brexit.

Johnson, one of the best-known and most flamboyant members of the government, quit just hours after the resignation late Sunday of Brexit Secretary David Davis, the government's top Brexit official.

MP Jeremy Wright has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Steve Baker, a junior Brexit minister, resigned along with Davis. Hunt, who backed the "remain" side in Britain's 2016 European Union membership referendum, favors keeping close economic ties to the bloc after the United Kingdom leaves next year.

In his resignation letter to May, Johnson accused her waving "white flags" of surrender in negotiations with European Union leaders.

Johnson said in his letter that May's plan to keep close economic ties with the bloc means Britain is heading for a "semi Brexit" that would leave Britain with the "status of a colony" of the EU.

"This is a time when the world is looking at us as a country, wondering what type of country we are going to be in a post-Brexit world".

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May's supporters worry that more ministers could resign, and pro-Brexit lawmakers from her Conservative Party could trigger a no-confidence vote in the prime minister.

"It seems to me we're giving too much away, too easily, and that's a risky strategy at this time", Davis said in a BBC radio interview Monday morning.

Addressing parliament today, the Prime Minister told MPs: "We do not agree about the best way of delivering our shared commitment to honouring the result of the referendum".

With Johnson's resignation, a noisy rebellion among the ranks could gather steam.

Among Tory Brexiteers there was deepening anger at the proposals agreed at Friday's meeting of the Cabinet at Chequers which they branded as "Brexit in name only".

If she refuses to change course, she could face a leadership challenge.

Long before the Brexit referendum and its aftermath, the Conservative Party was split on Europe, and May has struggled to unite the warring wings under her leadership.

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