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UK's May names new foreign secretary

Patty Aguilar | 10 July, 2018, 08:54

It's a been a chaotic day for Theresa May, as the house of cards government propping her up since last year's general election has begun to fall beneath her, with the resignation of David Davis, his deputy Steve Baker and, within the last hour, Boris Johnson.

On Monday, high-profile Brexiteer and Conservative MP Johnson announced he was resigning from the Cabinet, following the agreement of a Brexit proposal that would see the United Kingdom retain close links to the European Union after exiting the organisation.

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".

Before Johnson quit, May's official spokesman, James Slack, said Britain wanted to "move forward at pace" in the negotiations. Some euroskeptic lawmakers dream of replacing May with a staunch Brexiteer such as Johnson, a populist, polarizing figure who has never made a secret of his ambition to be prime minister. In mid-afternoon trade, the pound recovered some of those losses, last at $US1.326, following the news that UK Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis said he did not expect a vote of confidence against the prime minister.

May said: "What we are proposing is challenging for the EU".

Davis insisted he did not want his resignation to become a rallying cry for May's ouster.

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"I'd have to deliver this". I'd have to do something I didn't believe in, " he told the BBC. "Others don't have that same responsibility".

"I would be surprised if one [a leadership contest] is precipitated and if there is, I suspect she'd win it", he said.

The tousle-headed blond Johnson is one of Britain's best-known politicians, and one of the most prominent advocates for Brexit. He urged May to abandon her plans and take a tougher line with Brussels.

He was under fire today as even David Davis said he did not need to quit as Foreign Secretary - prompting claims he resigned to further his own ambition.

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