Matt Hancock to replace Jeremy Hunt as health secretary

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has named Jeremy Hunt to the job of foreign secretary after the resignation of Boris Johnson.

West Suffolk MP Mr Hancock was appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport in January, having served as minister of state for digital since 2016.

Jeremy Hunt arrives for a Cabinet meeting chaired by British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on June 5, 2018 in London, England.

According to the Daily Mail, Mr Rees-Mogg said on Monday night that Mr Johnson would make an "brilliant" prime minister.

Davis told May in a letter that the government's proposals for close trade and customs ties "will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one". After Johnson's departure she said she was "sorry and a little surprised" at his decision after ministers appeared to back her proposals.

A spokesman for the Department for Transport said in response: "We share the mayor's concerns about the potential benefits of improved cab design and we want to see changes in the industry".

"The government now has a song to sing", he said. Culture secretary Matt Hancock has replaces Hunt as health secretary.

In keeping with that he has previously held two prominent positions as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice and more recently as the Attorney General.

The Prime Minister enduring a bruising battle today as the two Cabinet heavyweights resigned over Brexit. I don't think it's central to the Foreign Secretary. Steve Baker, a junior Brexit minister, resigned along with Davis.

In a scathing resignation letter, Mr Johnson - who led the official Leave campaign in the European Union referendum - said the dream of the Brexiteers was "dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt" and that Mrs May's plan would reduce the United Kingdom to the "status of a colony".

Dominic Raab is the new Brexit Secretary, with Kit Malthouse replacing him as Housing Minister.

But she said: "We do not agree about the best way of delivering our shared commitment to honour the result of the referendum".

May was asked by an opposition lawmaker Monday whether she would contest a vote of confidence if one came rather than resign.

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

Julien Hoez, a policy analyst with Vocal Europe, an online news service, believes the prime minister is going to be safe from a leadership challenge.

She said the alternative to the party coming together could be a left-wing Labour administration.

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