'There’s now unity' Juncker mocks Brexiteers’ resignations - Tusk rips UK Brexit 'mess'


Other MPs in the region backed Mrs May following the resignations of Brexit Secretary David Davis, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and MP Chris Green.

Johnson resigned on Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart May's government.

As we mentioned on our live blog this morning, it was a claim that was swiftly debunked on Twitter, with Mark Treasure, chair of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, highlighting that when Johnson was at City Hall, it was the British government he blamed for not implementing European Union rules on HGVs.

"Top-level cabinet resignations usually spell trouble for a government and Boris Johnson's might well have led to a leadership challenge, but May appears to have emerged unscathed from a meeting of her party, for now", said Al Jazeera's Jonah Hill, reporting from London. Suffice to say that such high level changes at this stage of the game aren't always helpful but we wish Jeremy the best of luck. He said: "I am disappointed David felt that he had to leave the government".

Hunt, who served as the health secretary, was assigned to his new role late on Monday hours after Johnson handed in his resignation letter to May.

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

The departure of the two Cabinet "big beasts" came just two days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured senior ministers' agreement at Chequers for a Brexit plan about which both men had expressed reservations. "That's certainly up to the people, not up to me".

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

Britain longest ever serving Health Secretary - was today promoted to head the Foreign Office after the shock resignation of Boris Johnson.

But she said: "We do not agree about the best way of delivering our shared commitment to honour the result of the referendum". A leadership challenge to her can be sparked if 48 of her lawmakers write to the Conservative's influential 1922 Committee.

Johnson was said to have decided not to quit over May's soft Brexit plan because he wanted to remain in Cabinet and fight for the divorce he wants, a person familiar with his thinking said after the Chequers meeting.

The Prime Minister's latest political drama began late on Sunday night when Davis announced his decision to leave his post, declaring he could not support May's plan for Brexit agreed plan.

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