British PM May appoints Jeremy Hunt new foreign minister

While Johnson was one of the most high-profile Brexit campaigners, Hunt backed "Remain" during the 2016 referendum campaign.

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July 9, 2018 23:42
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British PM May appoints Jeremy Hunt new foreign minister

Britain's Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt arrives at the BBC in central London, Britain, July 9, 2018. (photo credit: REUTERS/SIMON DAWSON)

 
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LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Jeremy Hunt as foreign minister on Monday after predecessor Boris Johnson resigned in protest at the government's plans for a close trading relationship with the European Union.

The appointment of Hunt, the long-serving health minister, sees a close May ally replace the maverick Johnson, and could alter the Brexit balance of May's top ministerial team.

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While Johnson was one of the most high-profile Brexit campaigners, Hunt backed "Remain" during the 2016 referendum campaign.

However, Hunt told LBC Radio in October 2017 he had changed his mind on the issue, in part due to what he said was disappointing "arrogance" in the EU's behavior during negotiations.

Last month, Hunt said it was inappropriate for businesses like Airbus to issue warnings about moving jobs because of Brexit and that they should instead be getting behind May in her push for a good deal on leaving the EU.

Hunt had served as health minister for more than 5-1/2 years, the longest term of any in the history of the state-funded National Health Service, weathering doctors' strikes, public discontent with funding levels and other challenges.

Matt Hancock replaced Hunt as Health Secretary, while Attorney General Jeremy Wright was appointed as minister of Digital Culture, Media and Sport, Hancock's old job.


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