UK's May names new foreign secretary

UK's May names new foreign secretary

May's office said in a terse statement that the prime minister had accepted Johnson's resignation.

But it soon began to unravel when Davis resigned late on Sunday and launched a no-holds-barred attack on her plan, calling it "dangerous" and one which would give "too much away, too easily" to European Union negotiators, who would simply ask for more.

The Brexit "dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt", he said in the letter, which he posted to Twitter.

Dominic Raab was appointed the new Brexit secretary on Monday.

"The Pound is now rattled after the resignation of Boris Johnson".

Le Figaro, the conservative French broadsheet, says the prime minister has been "destabilised by a pro-Brexit revolt", although the inside editorial points out the "mutiny is far from having been won".

After the meeting, senior lawmakers said they did not expect the prime minister to face a vote of no confidence, although some Conservatives were still saying that she should go.

"But, it's day after day clearer, not only on the United Kingdom side but by United Kingdom citizens, but also for the European side in each of our countries, what it means to be in the EU and what it means to be out of the EU".


The tousle-headed blond Johnson is one of Britain's best-known politicians, and one of the most prominent advocates for Brexit. "I won't be encouraging people to do that, I think it's the wrong thing to do".

May's proposals for a future European Union relationship after Britain departs from the bloc next March had taken two years of internal government wrangling to agree.

Davis and Johnson initially backed the plan, before deciding they could not support it.

Why did David Davis resign? She complained that the backstop position on Northern Ireland "is not appropriate and should have..."

But the Press Association understands that Mr Davis, who signed up to the plan agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers on Friday, has now quit.

Money is meanwhile being raised to help fund backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg should be opt to try and run for Prime Minister in the event of a Conservative Party leadership vote.

The man leading the UK's negotiating team, David Davis, resigned late on Sunday night, saying that he did not agree with the UK's proposals, so was the wrong person to be going into negotiations with them.

Mairead McGuinness, vice president of the European Parliament, said the fact the white paper will still be published on Thursday "bodes well" for ploughing ahead with presenting the plan to the EU.

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