Tory party vice-chairs quitting over PM May's Brexit strategy - government official

Tory party vice-chairs quitting over PM May's Brexit strategy - government official

Prime Minister Theresa May announced Hunt's new role in a tweet, adding that the queen had approved the change.

Like Mr Gove - who infamously made a rival bid for the leadership after the referendum - Mr Johnson has always been suspected of aiming to lead the party and be prime minister.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as Mr Johnson's replacement as foreign secretary.

Specifically, she wanted to address the resignations of Johnson and Davis. "That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt", he wrote. "This mess is all of the Prime Ministers own making", opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told lawmakers.

Johnson had previously served as mayor of London and a lawmaker.

Why did David Davis resign?

Johnson quit on Monday over May's plan for Brexit, which includes a free-trade area for goods but little detail on the approach to services.

He claims crucial decisions have been postponed, including preparations for a "no-deal" scenario, "with the result that we appear to be heading for a semi-Brexit, with large parts of the economy still locked in the European Union system, but with no United Kingdom control over that system".

British Prime Minister Theresa May won support from many of her ministers, including a leading eurosceptic, on Tuesday after two top cabinet members quit saying her Brexit plan was too half-hearted.

Only three days ago, May appeared to have agreed on a deal with her fractured Cabinet on the UK's post-Brexit relationship with the EU.

More news: Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts
More news: Johnny Depp Sued for Assault on Movie Set
More news: Dead Celtics fan's body positioned in front of TV at wake

European Union officials say they will respond to the proposals once they have seen details.

This is the first time Mr Barnier has spoken about his lost negotating partner since the resignation, which triggered a huge Cabinet reshuffle after Boris Johnson followed shortly behind.

Less than nine months remain until Britain reduces the EU's membership on March 29, 2019. He also warned that Britain was "headed for the status of a colony" within the bloc.

The Sun, Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, said there had been "blunder after blunder" by May. "These two key cabinet resignations now increase the likelihood of a softer Brexit, an idea and concept that has always resonated well with sterling", says Hamish Muress, a currency analyst at OFX.

In her Commons statement, May urged the European Union to take her proposal seriously.

The spate of resignations has left May open to a leadership challenge from within her party that could topple the government and force an early election. "It requires them to think again and look beyond the positions they have taken so far and agree a fair balance of rights and obligations". Many see him as a future leader of the Conservatives and as a prominent Leaver he could stop the rush to topple the prime minister from the Brexit wing of the party.

Hours later UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson resigned over the political crisis.

"I'd have to deliver this".

She told Sky News: "I'm happy to hear it will be published on Thursday".

Related Articles

  • Williams knows Wimbledon’s top-10 seeds stat needs asterisk

    Williams knows Wimbledon’s top-10 seeds stat needs asterisk

    It's also the only Grand Slam tournament in the half-century professional era with zero top-10 seeds in the women's final eight. She advanced Monday with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Belinda Bencic and will next face Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation .
    Orange Is the New Black Season 6 Trailer

    Orange Is the New Black Season 6 Trailer

    Piper explains to her that 'Blues and Khakis have beef with each other; Pinks are safe out there'. Orange is the New Black Season 6 premieres July 27 on Netflix .
    Bye Bye To The B- IHOP Is Back

    Bye Bye To The B- IHOP Is Back

    They said it was a way to turn their focus away from breakfast and to its enhanced burger menu. And as it turns out they're not even changing their name after all.
  • Rockets reportedly 'determined' to sign Carmelo Anthony

    Rockets reportedly 'determined' to sign Carmelo Anthony

    Paul agreed to a new four-year contract, worth a reported $160 million, with Houston when free agency began July 1. Could Melo be headed to the Houston Rockets? The Rockets finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 65-17 record.
    Hollywood Producers Head to Thai Cave Rescue Site, Plan Blockbuster Movie

    Hollywood Producers Head to Thai Cave Rescue Site, Plan Blockbuster Movie

    Two of the boys had suspected lung infections but the four boys from the first group rescued were all walking around in hospital. The boys - aged between 11 and 16 - and the 23-year-old coach , had been trapped in the cave for more than two weeks .

    Britain's Prince Louis christened without Queen

    She kept her eye on the press pack as she and the rest of the family headed off for a private afternoon tea at Clarence House. It was also revealed Monday that the Duke and Duchess had chosen two hymns, two lessons and two anthems for the christening .
  • Trump discusses Vladimir Putin meeting before North Atlantic Treaty Organisation  summit

    Trump discusses Vladimir Putin meeting before North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit

    At the same time, he declared that "Putin is fine" and that he had been preparing for their summit "all my life". When asked if Putin was a friend or foe , the U.S. president said that he "really can't say right now".
    United Kingdom  woman dies after second nerve-agent poisoning

    United Kingdom woman dies after second nerve-agent poisoning

    Police are investigating the death of Sturgess, a mother of three children, as a homicide. Detectives are still working to determine the source of the contamination.
    Thai Cave Rescue: Divers Make Final Push to Save Remaining Boys, Coach

    Thai Cave Rescue: Divers Make Final Push to Save Remaining Boys, Coach

    So far eight boys aged between 12 and 16 have been led out of the cave system by a team of expert divers over two days. Rescue personnel wait by helicopters on waterlogged grounds near the caves on July 10, the third day of rescues.
  • WhatsApp offers tips to identify fake news

    WhatsApp offers tips to identify fake news

    The company previously announced a program to award researchers looking into the spread of misinformation among communities. This time, the platform has received the ability to automatically hide shared media from appearing in your phone gallery.
    Next stop Moscow for England fans in a camper van

    Next stop Moscow for England fans in a camper van

    She said that after Croatia joined the EU in 2013, 'I wish we start living the lives of people in the European Union'. They will face England, who beat Sweden 2-0 earlier, at the Luzhniki Stadium Moscow on Wednesday.
    Gareth Southgate has ‘racehorse trainer’s eye’ for England injuries

    Gareth Southgate has ‘racehorse trainer’s eye’ for England injuries

    The Euro '96 anthem managed to topple Drake from the top spot, clocking up over one million streams in just one day. Best of luck and let us know how you do.