Jeremy Wright QC Replaces Matt Hancock as UK Culture Secretary


Jeremy Wright QC Replaces Matt Hancock as UK Culture Secretary

"The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of".

Jeremy served as attorney general for England and Wales since 2014 but will now turn his attention to media, culture, and all things related to the development of digital radio.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has met with her Cabinet as she tries to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit.

In a scathing resignation letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Johnson said the United Kingdom was "heading for a semi-Brexit " under her leadership.

David Davis quit as Brexit Secretary on Sunday. Hunt, who backed the "remain" side in Britain's 2016 European Union membership referendum, favors keeping close economic ties to the bloc after the United Kingdom leaves next year.

"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.

"This mess is all of the Prime Ministers own making", opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told lawmakers.

Mr Johnson criticised Mrs May's Brexit plans in his speech, saying they would leave the United Kingdom a "colony" of the European Union. Later, he told the BBC the United Kingdom was giving "too much away, too easily" in negotiations with the EU.

If Davis's resignation rattled May, Johnson's shook the foundations of her government.

Writing on Twitter, he added: "Huge honour to be appointed Foreign Secretary at this critical moment in our country's history".

Leading proponents of Brexit called on her to abandon the deal struck with the Cabinet last Friday at Chequers, her country retreat outside London.

"He'd never have wanted to resign from one of the great offices of state".

In her statement Prime Minister vowed to deliver "a Brexit that is in our national interest, the right Brexit deal for Britain".

Long before the Brexit referendum and its aftermath, the Conservative Party was split on Europe, and May has struggled to unite the warring wings under her leadership.