Theresa May appoints Matt Hancock to replace Jeremy Hunt after Boris Johnson resignation | Politics | News – UK

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Boris Johnson announced his resignation earlier today citing Theresa May’s soften Brexit stance as the reason.

Former Health Secretary Mr Hunt was confirmed by Downing Street as Mr Johnson’s replacement as Foreign Secretary.

Sparking a Cabinet reshuffle, Jeremy Wright will fill Mr Hancock’s position as Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, Downing Street has now also confirmed.

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Earlier today it was announced David Davis, who resigned as Brexit Secretary, would be replaced by Dominic Raab.

Mr Johnson in his resignation letter said the Brexit “dream is dying”.

He wrote: “Brexit should be about opportunity and hope. It should be a chance to do things different, to be more nimble and dynamic, and to maximise the particular advantages of the UK being an open, outward-looking global economy.

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“That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt.”

The MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip added that Britain appeared to be “heading for a semi-Brexit” and would take on “the status of a colony” under her plans.

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