Saturday, 20 July, 2019

Pound price: Pound dives after Boris Johnson resigns

MAX HASTINGSJuly 10 2018 12:01am The Times The English love a buffoon but the Boris Johnson joke went tragically wrong Max Hastings MAX HASTINGSJuly 10 2018 12:01am The Times The English love a buffoon but the Boris Johnson joke went tragically wrong Max Hastings
Steven Clarke | 10 July, 2018, 17:28

Sir Graham has consistently refused to say whether he had received any such letters.

Boris Johnson's resignation as foreign secretary highlights that "dirty games" by the United Kingdom play out badly for Theresa May's government, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

He had been Attorney General - the country's chief legal officer - since 2014.

Mr Buckland said there had been a realisation that "we all hang together or we all hang separately".

Johnson was said to have decided not to quit over May's soft Brexit plan because he wanted to remain in Cabinet and fight for the divorce he wants, a person familiar with his thinking said after the Chequers meeting.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the influential pro-Brexit European Research Group of Tory MPs, said: "If the Government plans to get the Chequers deal through on the back of Labour Party votes that would be the most divisive thing you could do".

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May met with Conservative lawmakers in a packed room at Parliament, in a bid to calm the feverish atmosphere in the deeply divided party.

The Prime Minister said she was "sorry and a little surprised" over Johnson's resignation, after "productive discussions" on Friday. 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.

Johnson said in his letter that May's plan to keep close economic ties with the bloc means Britain is heading for a "semi Brexit" that would leave Britain with the "status of a colony" of the EU. "Two secretaries of state have resigned and still we are no clearer as to what our future relationship with our nearest neighbors and biggest trading partners will be".

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock replaces Mr Hunt as health secretary.

Jeremy Hunt has been appointed foreign secretary, replacing Boris Johnson following his resignation.

However, he is known to be a keen supporter of increasing the use of technology, and it is likely he will bring ethos into his new job - and not just through his time as junior minister for digital services, and secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport.

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