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Shropshire MPs rally behind Theresa May over Brexit crisis

Shropshire MPs rally behind Theresa May over Brexit crisis

Johnson followed Brexit Secretary David Davis out the door as a hard-won government consensus on future trade ties with the bloc disintegrated less than three days after it was forged, and nine months before Britain is due to leave the EU.

A statement from Downing Street this evening said: "The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs." and "pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care".

Simon Dawson - PA Images via Getty Images Jeremy Hunt arrives at the Foreign Office in London after being appointed as the new Foreign Secretary, following Boris Johnson's resignation.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday, saying in his resignation letter that the Brexit "dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt".

The front page of the respected broadsheet Le Monde says Davis Davis "slams the door" behind him on his way out of the Cabinet and inside says his snub to May's Brexit plan "could not have been more violent".

"We're a hugely important country in the world still and we should have been making much more of that".

May responded that she was "sorry and a little surprised" by his decision but said she accepted it was necessary "if you are not able to provide the support we need to secure this deal in the interests of the United Kingdom".

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Mr Buckland said there had been a realisation that "we all hang together or we all hang separately". He said: "I am disappointed David felt that he had to leave the government". Prior to that Hancock had done a reasonable job as Digital Minister and he generally put in a fairly steady showing during his short time as the Culture Secretary.

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

Former whip Chris Heaton-Harris takes over as a Brexit Minister from Steve Baker. In her statement to members of Parliament, May acknowledged the splits in her government and the departures of her ministers.

Dominic Raab, the former minister of state for housing and planning, was named the new Brexit secretary.

May was asked by an opposition lawmaker Monday whether she would contest a vote of confidence if one came rather than resign.

Jeremy was a pro-Remain voter in the Brexit referendum and he has a very strong background in law.

The news has sparked speculation of a potential leadership challenge, and the threat of another general election.


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