May appoints Jeremy Hunt as new foreign minister

May appoints Jeremy Hunt as new foreign minister

May appoints Jeremy Hunt as new foreign minister

She looks set on facing down a rebellion in her Conservative Party, where hardline Brexit supporters are livid over her plans to negotiate "a free trade area for goods" with the EU. There will now be countless other bad laws we can not change.

The Government went on to explain that it held Brexit discussions with senior officials from the UK Government yesterday afternoon, as the two Governments continue to work closely together going forward.

Much will depend on European reactions to May´s plan and she is due to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel later on Tuesday at the Western Balkans Summit in London.

A handful of lawmakers who want a clean break from the European Union said privately they had submitted letters calling for a vote of confidence in May, though hadn't met the threshold of 48 needed to trigger such a ballot.

Under Conservative Party rules, a confidence vote in a leader can be triggered if 15 percent of Conservative lawmakers - now 48 - write a letter requesting one.

However, the move appears to have reopened divisions within Mrs May's cabinet and despite Mr Davis being swiftly replaced by Dominic Raab and Mr Johnson by Jeremy Hunt, with Matt Hancock taking over as Health Secretary, there are suggestions that the resignations could spark a challenge to the Prime Minister's position.

However, the ERG's chairman Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he has not sent a letter to the 1922 Committee, and expects Mrs May to remain in office at least until Brexit day in March 2019.

Mr Davis has ruled himself out of the running if there was to be a contest. His replacement will be announced shortly.

FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin says former foreign secretary Boris Johnson was not dealing in reality when it came to Brexit. If there is a challenge and, as would be expected, Mrs May stood for re-election as leader she probably has the numbers to win.

He failed there. But perhaps Trump saw his earlier appearance on Fox and Friends in November past year when he laid it on thick, saying the President was "one of the great huge global brands" who was "penetrating corners of the global consciousness that I think few other presidents have ever done".

He was widely reported to have told the Chequers meeting on Friday that putting a positive gloss on Mrs May's Brexit package would be like "polishing a turd", though he later joined other ministers in signing up to the package.

In a scathing resignation letter, Mr Johnson - who led the official Leave campaign in the European Union referendum - said the dream of the Brexiteers was "dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt" and that Mrs May's plan would reduce the United Kingdom to the "status of a colony". But no prime minister this badly wounded can limp along forever.

"Theresa May's Government is in meltdown", deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson said. The country is at a standstill with a divided and shambolic government.

He was more enthusiastic about Johnson, calling him "a friend of mine".

Instead, it appears to be a futile sop aimed at left-leaning voters in a bid to buy their votes at the next general election.

"Time for Michael Gove to decide".

May's personal authority was badly damaged after she called a snap election a year ago to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks but instead she lost her parliamentary majority, meaning she has to rely on a small Northern Irish party to govern. "Brussels must not mistakenly conclude, as EU Council chief Donald Tusk hinted, that one more push will destroy Brexit".

Trump said it was up to the British people to decide if Mrs May remained in power while speaking to reporters at the House House before boarding Air Force One.

"I've listened to every possible idea and every possible version of Brexit".

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