Published: Tue, July 10, 2018

Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as foreign secretary

Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as foreign secretary

He followed in the footsteps of David Davis, who announced his resignation late on Sunday night.

"The world is looking at us as a country wondering what type of country we're going to be in a post-Brexit world".

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as the new foreign secretary after Boris Johnson quit, accusing Mrs May of pursuing a "semi-Brexit".

Following news of the cabinet split, former England worldwide and 1986 World Cup Golden Boot victor Gary Lineker was among the first with a football jargon-laiden jibe comparing Johnson's resignation to a "transfer request". After Johnson's departure she said she was "sorry and a little surprised" at his decision after ministers appeared to back her proposals.

May's supporters worry that more ministers could resign, and pro-Brexit lawmakers from her Conservative Party could trigger a no-confidence vote in the prime minister.


Mr Hunt moves to the Foreign Office from the Department of Health and Social Care after having secured a £20 billion-a-year funding increase for the NHS.

In a scathing resignation letter to the PM, Mr Johnson said that, under her leadership, the dream of an outward-looking, global Britain after Brexit was "dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt".

He said: "Boris Johnson".

Matt Hancock MP has been promoted to one of the most senior and sought-after positions in government, the Secretay of State for Health and Social care, he will replace long-standing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. I look at that guy, he's got a career ahead of himself with a new programme called Love Yourself Island.

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