New housing minister to be appointed as Raab made Brexit Secretary

Dominic Raab

May insists her Brexit deal delivers on result of EU referendum

Brexit cheerleader Johnson then delivered a stunning second blow when he also marched out, triggering speculation that May could face an imminent leadership contest. Trump isn't expected to directly address Brexit, nor were he and Johnson scheduled to meet. "We will do this in a way which will be a smooth and orderly Brexit".

Previously Dominic Raab spent six months as housing minister before securing a promotion to the Cabinet in a restructuring provoked by Brexit-induced resignations.

First it was the Brexit minister David Davis to have resigned over her master plan for Britain's future outside the European Union and just day before yesterday it was the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to have followed suit.

The front page of the respected broadsheet Le Monde says Davis Davis "slams the door" behind him on his way out of the Cabinet and inside says his snub to May's Brexit plan "could not have been more violent". But within 48 hours of their publication, Davis had quit, saying she had already given too much away to the European Union, and Johnson followed.

Hunt had been health secretary, and is a leading government backer of a compromise "soft Brexit".

May and her cabinet team spent Friday at Chequers, the prime minister's country house, discussing Brexit policy.

In response, May said she was looking forward to meeting Trump when he arrives on Thursday: "We'll be talking positively about how we can continue to work together in our special relationship".

"Hopefully we will resist very strongly any attempt to get any further concessions from us on this, because I think this goes further than we should have gone already".

Attorney General Jeremy Wright was appointed to replace Hancock as the culture secretary, with Geoffrey Cox becoming the new attorney general.

The resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson - who said they could not support Mrs May's proposed trading relationship with the European Union - have piled pressure on the PM and prompted speculation about a leadership challenge.

British newspaper The Guardian reports the Ambassador's comments when he said: "We'll make everything possible if the president wants to do something..."

David Davis' former aide has launched an astonishing broadside against Number 10, claiming he is being blocked from advising the new Brexit secretary and blasting the "Hotel California Chequers" agreement. Three junior ministers also quit their posts.

A Brexit supporter, his most high-profile appointment was that of housing minister, a position he has only held since January 2018. On the question of what kind of Brexit deal might win the approval of parliament, he was pessimistic.

Therefore, in the interests of our country and the future of the Conservative Party, I feel the time has come for a new leader and so I am writing this letter to inform you that I have no confidence in the Prime Minister. "The latest Brexit betrayal must be reversed", he was quoted as saying by The Independent.

"The government now has a song to sing", he said.

Johnson had been due to host a summit about the western Balkans on Monday afternoon but was instead holed up in his official residence with close advisers, considering his position.

Asked if May should remain in power, Trump said "that's up to the people".

After a dramatic day of twists and turns in Westminster, the prime minister addressed Conservative MPs for an hour, issuing a stark warning that divided parties lose elections and telling her party that "to lead is to decide".

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