May Reshuffles British Cabinet after Davis, Johnson’s Resignations over Brexit Plan

May Reshuffles British Cabinet after Davis, Johnson’s Resignations over Brexit Plan

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has reshuffled her Cabinet after it was shaken by the high profile resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson over her new Brexit plan.

The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned from May’s Cabinet on Monday, a day after Brexit Secretary David Davis did the same.

On Monday, Housing Minister Dominic Raab replaced David Davis as Brexit Secretary

After Johnson announced his resignation later the same day, May named Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as Britain’s new Foreign Secretary.

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock in turn replaced Jeremy Hunt as health secretary.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright is the new culture secretary, with backbencher Geoffrey Cox replacing him as attorney general.

“[I will be standing] four square [behind the Prime Minister] so that we can get through an agreement with the European Union based on what was agreed by the Cabinet last week at Chequers,” Hunt declared in his first comments as Foreign Secretary, as cited by the BBC.

“This is a time when the world is looking at us as a country, wondering what type of country we are going to be in a post-Brexit world. What I want to say to them is Britain is going to be a dependable ally, a country that stands up for the values that matter to the people of this country, and will be a strong confident voice in the world,” Hunt elaborated.

He was Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from January 2018 to July 2018. He was appointed Secretary of State for Health in September 2012. In May 2010 Jeremy was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport. He was elected Conservative MP for South West Surrey in May 2005.

After his appointment as Health and Social Care Secretary was announced by Downing Street, Matt Hancock said: “Really looking forward to joining @DHSCgovuk at such an important time for our great NHS. I can’t wait to get started.”

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