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Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson amid Brexit turmoil

Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson amid Brexit turmoil


Theresa May has propelled a reshuffle of her best group after a series of renunciations over her Brexit system dove her legislature into emergency. 

Wellbeing Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as the new outside secretary after Boris Johnson quit, blaming Mrs May for seeking after a "semi-Brexit".

His takeoff took after that of Brexit Secretary David Davis and a few junior figures.

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock replaces Mr Hunt as wellbeing secretary.

Live: Reaction as Johnson and Davis quit 

Brexit dream kicking the bucket, Johnson tells May 

In his first remarks as outside secretary, Mr Hunt said he would stand "four square" behind the head administrator "so we can overcome a concurrence with the European Union in light of what was concurred by the Cabinet a week ago at Chequers".

"This is a period when the world is taking a gander at us as a nation, pondering what sort of nation we will be in a post-Brexit world.

"What I need to state to them is Britain will be a tried and true partner, a nation that supports the qualities that issue to the general population of this nation, and will be a solid certain voice on the planet."

Mr Johnson asserted in his acquiescence letter that Mrs May's recommendations for post-Brexit exchange would leave Britain a "province" of the EU.

Mrs May said she was "sad - and somewhat astonished" by Mr Johnson's turn after his evident help on Friday, when pastors held talks at Chequers.

She said the arrangement concurred by the bureau after their "beneficial exchanges" would "respect the aftereffect of the submission" and enable the UK to "reclaim control of our outskirts, our law and our cash".

Boris Johnson's renunciation letter and May's answer in full 

The executive prior looked down backbench commentators at a gathering of the 1922 board of trustees, in the midst of bits of gossip they were near getting the 48 marks expected to trigger a no-certainty vote that could have evacuated her as PM.

Jeremy Hunt, who has been wellbeing secretary for as long as six years and as of late anchored a £20bn help in subsidizing for the NHS, was a Remain campaigner in the 2016 EU submission.

He has since said he is a change over to the Brexit cause, however his arrangement will be viewed as offsetting the advancement of staunch Leave supporter Dominic Raab to the bureau as Brexit secretary.


Both Mr Johnson and Mr Davis had joined on Friday to Mrs May's diagram for Brexit - however after 48 hours, first Mr Davis and afterward Mr Johnson said they couldn't confer themselves to advancing the plans as they didn't put stock in them. 
Brexit serve Steve Baker and two clerical helpers additionally surrendered. 
In a scorching renunciation letter to the PM, Mr Johnson said that, under her administration, the fantasy of an outward-looking, worldwide Britain after Brexit was "kicking the bucket, choked by unnecessary self-question". 
In her answer Mrs May said she was "sad - and somewhat shocked", at his choice however that on the off chance that he couldn't bolster the administration's position, "it is correct that you should venture down". 
After his arrangement as Health and Social Care Secretary was reported by Downing Street, Mr Hancock stated: "Extremely anticipating joining @DHSCgovuk at such an essential time for our extraordinary NHS. I can hardly wait to begin." 
Lawyer General Jeremy Wright is the new culture secretary, with backbencher Geoffrey Cox supplanting him as lawyer general.