UK LEADER APPOINTS NEW BREXIT MINISTER

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Added On July 11, 2018

 UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to appoint a new Foreign Secretary and Brexit Minister...

 
...after the two quit this week, unhappy about Brexit negotiations. 
 
In a day of shakeups, Dominic Raab was announced as the new secretary of state for exiting the European Union on Monday, and Jeremy Hunt was announced as the new Foreign Secretary.
 
The double appointment comes after David Davis resigned on Sunday, upset with May's plan for a so-called "softer" Brexit.
 
The minister said May's plan put the UK in a "weak negotiating position." He said the post needed, quote: "an enthusiastic believer" and not a "reluctant conscript."
 
Just a few hours later, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was also out the door. 
 
In his letter, Johnson told May that the Brexit "dream is dying", and that the UK faces being an EU "colony."
 
He argued that "It is clear that by surrendering control over our rulebook for goods and agrifoods (and much else besides) we will make it much more difficult to do free trade deals."
 
The shock decisions come just days after Ministers agreed on a potential future trade deal with the EU.
 
The meeting looked to iron out a number of key positions, such as how much the UK will comply with EU regulations, and how to coordinate the Irish border.