Who Is Jeremy Hunt? Meet The U.K.'s New Foreign Secretary

As Theresa May's Government was plunged into a fresh crisis by Boris Johnson's resignation as Foreign Secretary over Brexit, she rewarded her Remain-campaigning ally Jeremy Hunt with the top Foreign Office job.

Boris Johnson warned Monday as he quit as foreign secretary that the Brexit "dream is dying" and Britain is "headed for the status of colony" with its plan to stay close to the EU.

Detailed talks were held between Number 10 and MPs on Saturday in a bid to reassure backbenchers over the Government's plans for Britain's future relationship with the European Union, while further meetings took place on Sunday and Monday lunchtime.

His resignation followed that of David Davis, the.

At a Cabinet meeting Friday, May demanded members support a plan for Brexit that it would include Britain partly remaining in the single market and signing up to a "common rulebook" for goods.

In his scathing resignation letter, Johnson accusing the Prime Minister of ruining the advantages Brexit could bring, and squashing any hope of an open economy.

Mr Johnson had yet to appear, 20 minutes after news of his resignation was announced.

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

Bit weird, given that there was supposed to be strong cabinet "unity" after ministers met at Chequers last week, but then again no-one really thought that Brexit was going smoothly.

May appoints Jeremy Hunt as new foreign minister
To me, it looks like the buyers are buying the Brexit dips in anticipation of a rate hike and better economic news. Less than nine months remain until Britain reduces the EU's membership on March 29, 2019.

Hello and welcome to a particularly early edition of the United Kingdom politics blog. "Mr Speaker, this is the right Brexit", she said to jeers from the opposition Labour Party.

He will now be tasked with becoming the UK's top diplomat at a crucial time for Brexit negotiations, with Britain due to leave the European Union next March.

On Friday I acknowledged that my side of the argument were too few to prevail, and congratulated you on at least reaching a Cabinet decision on the way forward.

"The government now has a song to sing".

'The trouble is that I have practised the words over the weekend and find that they stick in the throat'.

There is speculation that either Trade Secretary Liam Fox or Environment Secretary Michael Gove could be shifted to take Mr Johnson's role.

Theresa May faces a mortal threat to her leadership of the Conservative Party and Government today.

The procedure was last used in 2003 when Iain Duncan Smith was ousted as Tory leader.

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