Shock as Theresa May appoints Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary, George Osborne is sacked and replaced by Philip Hammond


13 Jul 2016

Shock as Theresa May appoints Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary, George Osborne is sacked and replaced by Philip Hammond

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How close is Theresa May to America - The KIller Punch
How close is Theresa May to America - The KIller Punch

Boris Johnson appointed Foreign Secretary

George Osborne sacked, replaced by Philip Hammond

David Davis appointed Brexit Secretary

Amber Rudd appointed Home Secretary

Michael Fallon will continue as Secretary of State for Defence
Liam Fox to head a new department for international trade

Britain’s new PM stunned Westminster by giving BoJo one of the most prized jobs in her Government

Boris’s hiring completes a stunning turnaround in his fortunes.

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Theresa May has officially become Prime Minister and immediately made a bold statement by appointing Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.

Mrs May set to work on Wednesday evening by making several Cabinet appointments, including replacing George Osborne with Philip Hammond as Chancellor.

Amber Rudd took Mrs May’s old position as Home Secretary, while Michael Fallon was kept on as Defence Secretary.

Prominent Brexit supporters David Davis and Liam Fox took on the new briefs of Minister for Brexit and Secretary of State for International Trade respectively.

After her formal appointment by the Queen, Mrs May promised to lead a “one-nation” government dedicated to social justice and making “Britain a country that works for everyone”.

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Alluding to the tough negotiations that lie ahead over Britain’s exit from the European Union, she said, “we face a time of great national change”.

But she said Britain would “rise to the challenge” and forge “a bold new positive role” in the world.

Boris Johnson has said the United States would be “in the front of the queue” following his surprise appointment as Foreign Secretary.

The quip was a reference to a comment by US President Barack Obama during Britain’s EU referendum campaign that the country would be at the back of the queue if it voted to leave the bloc.

Asked by a Sky News reporter whether Johnson planned to apologise to Obama for controversially saying the “part-Kenyan” president was biased against Britain because of “an ancestral dislike of the British empire”, Johnson said: “The United States of America will be in the front of the queue.”

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Theresa May cabinet- How close is Theresa May to America - The KIller Punch
Theresa May cabinet- How close is Theresa May to America - The KIller Punch

“We have a massive opportunity in this country to make a great success of our new relationship with Europe and with the world, and I’m very excited to be asked to play a part in that.”

The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Mrs May to congratulate her.

Mrs Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement that the German leader wished Mrs May luck in her new job in a telephone conversation on Wednesday evening.

He said Merkel and May “agreed that cooperation in the spirit of the proven friendly relations between both countries should be continued, including in the forthcoming negotiations on Britain’s exit from the EU.”

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It was Mrs May’s first phone call to a world leader as PM.

The French president has urged Mrs May to begin Brexit negotiations “as soon as possible”, according to a statement from the Elysee.

“They agreed to actively develop the bilateral relationship that warmly unites France and Britain in all fields, it said in a statement.

“The president repeated his desire that negotiations for Britain’s exit from the European Union should be launched as quickly as possible,” the statement said after Hollande called May following her appointment earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, Mrs May has made her first phone call as PM – to Angela Merkel:

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News Source: KillerPunchNews, 9jaTales

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