Theresa May appoints 'very excited' Boris Johnson as foreign secretary

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Johnson and other Brexit campaigners were "irresponsible" for advocating the Brexit only to "bolt and not take responsibility", once it actually happened.

"And that is what we want to achieve and here in the Foreign Office we have such incredible skills, such talent, and I'm absolutely certain we have the people here who are going to be able to forge that global identity for Britain".

May has also created a new cabinet job, Secretary of State for Brexit, likely to be called the Brexit Secretary, tasked with steering Britain out of Europe following last month's referendum vote.

British Prime Minister Theresa May asked European leaders for "time" to prepare for negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), according to a Downing Street spokesperson on Thursday.

The world of politics, diplomacy and celebrity has reacted with a mixture of amusement and horror to the news that Boris Johnson has been appointed Britain's new foreign secretary.

Zajarova acknowledged that Russian Federation "would not miss" previous Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, and ex-Prime Minister David Cameron. But today the country is much stronger; our economy is immeasurably stronger...For me politics has always been about public service in the national interest.

The three other cabinet members announced so far are Michael Fallon, who will remain as defense secretary, Amber Rudd as the new home secretary, and Liam Fox as the secretary of worldwide trade.

"I backed Theresa May from the first round of voting and I am very pleased she is our new Prime Minister", Mr Huddleston said. "We will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives", the former interior minister said.

"It means we believe in the union, the precious, precious bond between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - but it means something else that is just as important".

"I have long argued that the Conservative Party must be a "One Nation" party and we must continue to focus on helping those who feel that society and government isn't on their side".

He took part in his final Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, where he was given a standing ovation by Conservative MPs, before formally tendering his resignation to the Queen.

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