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Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as foreign secretary

Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as foreign secretary

In his resignation letter, Johnson wrote: "Brexit should be about opportunity and hope".

The reshuffle has seen Mr Wright's predecessor Matt Hancock appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with Jeremy Hunt replacing Boris Johnson as Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

With Johnson's resignation, a noisy rebellion among the ranks could gather steam.

"This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary".

El Pais says "differences over Brexit break the British government". "The trouble is that I have practiced the words over the weekend and find that they stick in the throat".

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

At least 48 Tory MPs - 15% of the party's 316-strong representation in the Commons - must write to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, to trigger a no-confidence vote. That plan is now in tatters and her political future appears uncertain.

She said: "My concern is that the Chequers' proposal is an opening bid in negotiations and the European Union may well try to erode the position agreed by the cabinet".

The resignations came just days after May announced Friday that she had finally united her quarrelsome government behind a plan for a divorce deal with the EU.

"If a country cannot pass a law to save the lives of female cyclists - when that proposal is supported at every level of UK Government - then I don't see how that country can truly be called independent."

He has always supported a so-called "hard Brexit", which supports relinquishing access to the bloc's single market in exchange for full border control.

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On Monday, May defended Friday's deal, which would allow for some ties between Britain and the EU. The timetable increasingly looks overly optimistic, and European Union frustration with British division and chaos is growing.

"I have a very good relationship".

She said the alternative to the party coming together could be a left-wing Labour administration. Inside it warns readers that a "no-deal" Brexit or fresh elections can no longer be ruled out.

But May's allies fear more resignations may follow.

Brexit minister Steve Baker and unpaid parliamentary aides Conor Burns and Chris Green also resigned.

Mr Johnson is known for his sometimes-tangential anecdotes - as anyone who remembers his speech at the 2008 Olympics, in which he claimed the British invented table tennis under the name "whiff whaff", will tell you.

This means a decision could well be delayed in light of the turmoil within the Conservative government.

And she was given a reprieve tonight with news she will not face an immediate vote of no confidence.

"Nice try", she said with a touch of bravado.

"Politicians come and go but the problems they have created for people remain", said Mr Tusk.