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Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

Jeremy Hunt named as new foreign secretary

Jeremy Hunt named as new foreign secretary

Last month, Mr Hunt became the longest-serving health minister in United Kingdom history.

May's government was rocked overnight by the resignations of Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis.

Shortly after Hunt left Downing Street, attorney general Jeremy Wright was seen entering the building. He also criticized plans to keep close trading ties with the European Union, saying it would be much more hard to do free trade after Brexit.

Boris Johnson has quit as UK Foreign Secretary.

As Theresa May meets her new-look cabinet today, we'll be covering the latest news and views from Westminster.

"Over that time, I've listened to every possible idea and every possible version of Brexit".

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the government was incapable of delivering Brexit.

The value of the British pound dropped on global markets after Johnson's announcement, having risen after the announcement Friday that a Cabinet deal on Brexit had been agreed.

The departures raise the stakes for May, who believed that she had secured a hard-won agreement with her deeply divided cabinet of ministers on Friday to keep the closest possible trading ties with the EU. It's also just hours since Brexit Secretary David Davis quit in protest over May's efforts to keep Britain closely bound to the European Union after the split, due in March.

"He'd never have wanted to resign from one of the great offices of state".

With Johnson's resignation, a noisy rebellion among the ranks could gather steam.

Insiders say, however, that it was his loyalty during last autumn's Tory party conference, when she was at her most vulnerable, that cemented their relationship.

If she refuses to change course, she could face a leadership challenge.

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