Theresa May holds cabinet meeting as SNP back snap election

Theresa May holds cabinet meeting as SNP back snap election

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was named the new United Kingdom foreign secretary on Monday, according to a tweet from 10 Downing Street.

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, who has overseen the takeover from a political level, has been named Health Secretary in Theresa May's government.

It's also just hours since Brexit Secretary David Davis quit in protest over May's efforts to keep Britain closely bound to the European Union after the split, due in March.

British Prime Minister Theresa May selected Jeremy Hunt to replace Boris Johnson as foreign secretary Monday as she sought to re-stabilize her government following a pair of high-profile resignations over Brexit.

The EU has been keen to focus minds in Britain.

First Davis and then Johnson appear to have done so, and their resignations have come at a critical and highly sensitive time for May.

The Prime Minister enduring a bruising battle today as the two Cabinet heavyweights resigned over Brexit.

Dominic Raab, a former housing minister, has assumed the role of Brexit Secretary.

Mr Buckland said there had been a realisation that "we all hang together or we all hang separately".

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He also briefly met some residents inside the police cordon, but others said they were disappointed he did not talk with them. Around 5pm: Officer attends the ED at GWH seeking help "in connection with the ongoing incident at Amesbury ".

"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.

The Prime Minister said she was "sorry and a little surprised" over Johnson's resignation, after "productive discussions" on Friday.

Former whip Chris Heaton-Harris takes over as a Brexit Minister from Steve Baker.

And she was given a reprieve tonight with news she will not face an immediate vote of no confidence.

The value of the British pound dropped on global markets after Johnson's announcement, having risen after the announcement Friday that a Cabinet deal on Brexit had been agreed.

But even if she achieved that threshold, a narrow victory would seriously undermine her authority and may lead her to question whether it was worth carrying on.

Responding to her statement, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claimed there was a "crisis in Government" adding: "It is clear this Government is not capable of securing a deal to protect the economy, jobs and living standards".

The two resignations have left May badly exposed and raised questions over whether she will stand firm in her commitment to pursuing a "business-friendly" Brexit, or will be faced with more resignations and calls to quit herself. "It is the Brexit that will deliver on the democratic decision of the British people", May told parliament.

Mairead McGuinness, vice president of the European Parliament, said the fact the white paper will still be published on Thursday "bodes well" for ploughing ahead with presenting the plan to the EU.

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