Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

New role for Daventry MP after resignations from Brexit department

New role for Daventry MP after resignations from Brexit department

New British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt supported the "Remain" side of the 2016 United Kingdom referendum to leave the European Union.

Hancock has been replaced as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport by attorney general Jeremy Wright QC MP, a man with little to no experience in the media sector.

Their resignation prompted a mini-reshuffle, with former health secretary Jeremy Hunt stepping into Mr Johnson's shoes and former housing minister Dominic Raab taking over from Mr Davis.

He was named foreign secretary hours after Boris Johnson resigned, citing issues with May's Brexit policies.

The Brexit white paper will still be published on Thursday despite concerns David Davis and Boris Johnson's resignations would thwart the timetable.

The EU has been keen to focus minds in Britain.

But the leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson said Mrs May was "correct to accept the Foreign Secretary's resignation".

May, the leader of the Conservative party, believed she had secured a hard-won agreement with her deeply divided cabinet of ministers on Friday to keep the closest possible trading ties with the EU.

However the Daily Mail reported Mr Rees-Mogg said Mr Johnson would make a "brilliant" prime minister.

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

Davis resigned yesterday, saying May's plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the European Union gave "too much away, too easily".

May was asked by an opposition lawmaker Monday whether she would contest a vote of confidence if one came rather than resign. "But I think the government will continue to do what it needs to do as far as Brexit is concerned, both domestically and internationally".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May should make way for a Labour administration if her Government can not get its act together quickly.

A government spokesperson told BBC News in 2014: "Where we are not supporting European Parliament proposals, it is simply because they will not produce practical changes in cab design and could lead to additional bureaucracy for Britain". "It is the Brexit that will deliver on the democratic decision of the British people", May told parliament.

But in parliament, her words suggested she had chose to face down the dissenters rather than change her plans. Many Brexit campaigners in her Conservative Party say she has betrayed her promise to pursue a clean break with the EU.

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