"Thank you", quipped the new Foreign Secretary.
Michael Gove, one of Britain's most polarizing politicians and the man at the centre of much recent intrigue in the governing Conservative Party, was sacked Thursday by the new prime minister, Theresa May, as she overhauled the Cabinet.
Vote Leave campaigner David Davis will be the new secretary of state for exiting the European Union.
Michael Gove's dreams of power ended in disaster today as Theresa May rained down brutal justice by sacking him from the Cabinet.
Former secretary of state for global development, Justine Greening replaces Nicky Morgan as Education Secretary. The former mayor of London is internationally famous - but for rumpled eccentricity and distinctly undiplomatic gaffes, rather than statesmanlike behavior.
Mr Hammond announced that he has no plans for an emergency budget of the kind which his predecessor George Osborne had warned would be necessary within months if Britain voted to leave the EU.
Mr Brokenshire, a former Home Office minister, campaigned for a Remain vote in the recent European Union referendum.
Chris Grayling, who backed the Leave campaign and was in charge of Mrs May's short-lived leadership bid, was rewarded for his support with the Transport brief, previously held by Patrick McLoughlin who was named Conservative Party Chairman. He says Prime Minister Theresa May should kick off exit talks "as soon as possible".
Mrs May has completed appointing her full Cabinet with the final role to be confirmed being Attorney General Jeremy Wright.
Gove, who fell out badly with May over religious extremism when she was home secretary and he was education secretary, was dismissed on Thursday morning, according to sources.
Mr Gove becomes the second major casualty from David Cameron's cabinet, joining former Chancellor George Osborne on the backbenches.
Prime Minister Theresa May arrives back in Downing Street as she prepares to put the finishing touches to her top team.. Those who argued, as Dr Fox did, for withdrawal from the European Union, made the case that Britain could make more effective trade deals with the world outside the EU.
James Brokenshire, an ally of new British prime minister Theresa May, is to replace Theresa Villiers as Northern Ireland Secretary. Philip Hammond is chancellor.
The appointment of Johnson, an outspoken critic of British membership in the European Union whose political future looked to be in doubt after Gove, the justice secretary, essentially forced him out of the race to become prime minister, was met with some bemusement and concern overseas.
On Thursday she followed up by removing the justice, education, culture and cabinet office ministers, while the Northern Ireland minister also quit.
He said: "Most important is for the new administration to abandon the destructive austerity policies which have damaged our economy and undermined living standards for most people".
"The government I lead will be driven not by the interests of the privileged few but by yours".
A former investment banker and financial journalist, Ms Rudd is quoted to have entered politics in order to "get a grip on her life" upon being elected as MP for Hastings and Rye.