Raab succeeds Davis as Brexit secretary

Dominic Raab

Raab succeeds Davis as Brexit secretary

Mrs May will have a key meeting with members of her Tory party to discuss her plan in parliament on Monday.

"What the prime minister is proposing is a way in which we can ensure we don't have ... friction with our trade with the European Union ... and here is a practical way in which we can do that", Gauke said.

The departure of Boris Johnson is unlikely to fix the strained ties all at once, since they've sunk way too low over the past few months.

"I like Boris Johnson".

"Having said this, we congratulate Kit Malthouse, who we look forward to working with to tackle the various challenges".

Among their first requests to Mr Raab was a call for greater clarity about the Government's aims from its negotiations, with one group telling me that most British businesses are "in the dark" about the "the most basic questions of how they will trade in the future". Culture secretary Matt Hancock has replaces Hunt as health secretary.

"I get along with her very well, I have a very good relationship", he said.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright was appointed to replace Hancock as the culture secretary, with Geoffrey Cox becoming the new attorney general.

"Brexit should be about opportunity and hope", Johnson said in a scathing resignation letter.

David Davis announced his resignation from the government yesterday (9 July), saying that the general direction of policy would leave the United Kingdom in "at best a weak negotiating position".

Davis's late-night resignation undermined May's already fragile government, which has lost several ministers this year.

But it soon began to unravel when Davis resigned late on Sunday and launched a no-holds-barred attack on her plan, calling it "dangerous" and one which would give "too much away, too easily" to European Union negotiators, who would simply ask for more.

Bridgen is of one of many Conservative backbenchers who are furious with Theresa May's handling of Brexit negotiations.

There were also junior ministerial resignations as well, according to The Guardian. Prior to that, Raab was Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties.

Nigel farage has threatened to return as the leader of the UKIP unless Brexit is "put back on track" and he also accused May of betraying the people.

"I have no idea, Sir Graham Brady has made it very clear that he will not give anybody any indication of how many letters he has received", he said.

The Guardian newspaper quoted an unnamed Conservative MP saying the resignations would continue in protest against her plan to keep strong economic ties with the European Union - dubbed the Chequers plan after her country retreat where it was agreed last week.

In a sign of the dissatisfaction in Tory ranks, MP Henry Smith announced on Twitter he had refused an invitation to watch England's World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia at 10 Downing Street because the prime minister "isn't bringing Brexit home".

Mrs May today publishes her long-awaited Brexit White Paper setting out the full details of the Chequers agreement.

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