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What the world’s media made of Boris Johnson’s exit

[ad_1] The resignation of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary means that Theresa May's days as prime minister are numbered, according to many pundits around the world.The Chinese media has a different take and hopes Mr Johnson's successor Jeremy Hunt will become China's "son-in-law" because his wife was born there.'Boil lanced' Image copyright Le Figaro France's conservative Le Figaro sees Theresa May "destabilised by the pro-Brexit rebellion", in particular by the
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Views from Kent Leave-supporting town on UK Brexit plan

[ad_1] Boris Johnson said the Brexit dream was dying, and the Daily Politics mood box, an unscientific test with plastic balls, was used to to see whether voters agreed with him.Elizabeth Glinka went to Leave-voting Ramsgate and asked people what they thought about the handling of the UK's exit from the EU.More from the Daily and Sunday Politics: Watch programme highlights, or full programmes from the last 30 days via
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Obituary: Lord Carrington – BBC News

[ad_1] Lord Carington's political views were coloured by his experience of World War Two.Like many of his generation, he had the desire to seek out a peaceful solution to conflict, an aim he followed throughout his career.It also instilled in him a sense of honour and an acceptance that he would take full responsibility for his actions.And it was this that led him to take the blame for the government's
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Lord Carrington, former foreign secretary, dies aged 99

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Lord Carrington with then Prime Minister Thatcher in 1980 Former UK Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington, who was the last surviving member of Churchill's 1950s government, has died aged 99.The Conservative politician was also a former defence secretary.He resigned as foreign secretary in 1982 after the Falkland Islands were invaded by Argentine forces.Lord Carrington's constituency MP, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said: "His career was
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Who’s who guide: Theresa May’s cabinet

[ad_1] Theresa May has reshuffled her cabinet following the resignation of David Davis as Brexit secretary. Here is a guide to Theresa May's new top team. Chancellor - Philip Hammond Image copyright PA Philip Hammond remained chancellor of the exchequer after last June's general election, despite speculation that he would be sacked.He was foreign secretary under David Cameron from 2014 to 2016, having previously served as defence secretary and transport
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Boris Johnson’s resignation letter and May’s reply in full

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Boris Johnson's letter to the prime minister: Dear TheresaIt is more than two years since the British people voted to leave the European Union on an unambiguous and categorical promise that if they did so they would be taking back control of their democracy.They were told that they would be able to manage their own immigration policy, repatriate the sums of UK cash currently spent by
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Brexit: Bone and May on Wellingborough Conservatives

[ad_1] An MP has described how Conservative activists felt "so disappointed" and "betrayed" over the cabinet's Brexit deal agreed at Chequers they refused to carry out their weekly campaigning for the party.Theresa May told Wellingborough MP Peter Bone that it was "not a betrayal" and she would "deliver in faith with the British peopleā€.BBC News live page with updates in text, images and video [ad_2] Source link
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Boris Johnson quits: Profile of ex-foreign secretary

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson served as foreign secretary for nearly two years Boris Johnson's resignation as foreign secretary over Theresa May's Brexit policy will delight some Conservatives and dismay others - but does not come as too great a shock.The former London mayor and prominent Leave campaigner has been at odds with Mrs May's vision for Brexit for some time and has not been shy of
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Brexit: What’s the EU common rulebook?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images David Davis, the former Brexit Secretary, said he was unhappy with the government's decision to maintain a "common rulebook" with the European Union, after the UK leaves the EU. He called it "problematic" and said it was one of the reasons he has decided to resign.Mr Davis's resignation was followed by that of the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - also over the government's Brexit strategy.