Matt Hancock to replace Jeremy Hunt as health secretary

Face of Brexit Boris Johnson resigns, plunging May into crisis

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Prior to that Hancock had done a reasonable job as Digital Minister and he generally put in a fairly steady showing during his short time as the Culture Secretary.

Speaking tonight, Mr Hunt said he would be supporting Mrs May in her efforts to secure a Brexit deal with Brussels.

Johnson's ministerial resignation followed that of former Brexit secretary David Davis (who was replaced by fellow Brexit campaigner Dominic Raab) and Steve Baker.

But as Foreign Secretary in May's government, he was prone to gaffes and criticized for not being on top of his brief. It's also just hours since Brexit Secretary David Davis quit in protest over May's efforts to keep Britain closely bound to the European Union after the split, due in March. In her statement to members of Parliament, May acknowledged the splits in her government and the departures of her ministers.

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.

"It is as though we are sending our vanguard into battle with the white flags fluttering above them", Johnson wrote in a letter that underscored his credentials as a champion of full-speed Brexit.

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Davis resigned late Sunday, saying May's plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the European Union gave "too much away, too easily".

On Friday, May seemed to have agreed a vital Brexit plan at Chequers with her cabinet.

If Davis's resignation rattled May, Johnson's shook the foundations of her government. Under Conservative Party rules, a leadership race could be triggered if at least 48 of her MPs declared their support for one. Brexiteer Chris Green also resigned Monday evening from his post as Parliamentary Private Secretary.

But in parliament, her words suggested she had chose to face down the dissenters rather than change her plans.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the government was incapable of delivering Brexit.

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