Jeremy Hunt appointed as Foreign Secretary after Westminster fall out

Theresa May in HOC

Theresa May in HOC

With Mr Johnson resigning shortly after 3pm, a Downing Street spokesman said: "This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary".

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said: "Theresa May's Government is in meltdown".

Attorney General Jeremy Wright was appointed to replace Hancock as the culture secretary, with Geoffrey Cox becoming the new attorney general.

Johnson, one of the best-known and most flamboyant members of the government, quit just hours after the resignation late Sunday of Brexit Secretary David Davis, the government's top Brexit official.

Mr Barrow also suggested that David Davis could be considered as a replacement for Theresa May.

"If a country cannot pass a law to save the lives of female cyclists - when that proposal is supported at every level of UK Government - then I don't see how that country can truly be called independent."

Hunt said he would be standing "four square" behind the Prime Minister in her efforts to secure a Brexit deal.

Mr Juncker said: "This clearly proves that at Chequers there was clearly a unity of views in the British Cabinet".

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

The Council President told reporters: "Politicians come and go but the problems they've created for their people remain. I am deeply concerned at the position of the British government and urge them to embrace this vital issue". "The trouble is that I have practiced the words over the weekend and find that they stick in the throat".

"We must have collective responsibility". After Johnson's departure she said she was "sorry and a little surprised" at his decision after ministers appeared to back her proposals.

Jeremy Hunt, the current health secretary for the United Kingdom, has been named the country's new foreign secretary after Boris Johnson resigned earlier Monday.

That's what Boris Johnson wrote yesterday in his resignation letter.

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

"I'd have to be the champion of the policy which I didn't believe in, so that doesn't work". I think he has been doing an excellent job.

On Friday, May seemed to have agreed a vital Brexit plan at Chequers with her cabinet.

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

May replaced Davis by appointing Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary.

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