Dominic Raab replaces Davis as Brexit Secretary

Dominic Raab has been appointed as the new Brexit Secretary, replacing David Davis who resigned last night.

Although Raab is a prominent Brexiteer, his constituency Esher and Walton voted to Remain in the 2016 referendum by 58.4%.

His opposite number, Keir Starmer, commented: “Dominic Raab’s appointment to the Brexit Department changes nothing.

“The deep division at the heart of the Conservative Party has broken out in public and plunged this government into crisis.

“It is now clearer than ever that Theresa May does not have the authority to negotiate for Britain or deliver a Brexit deal that protects jobs and the economy.”

Remainer Labour MP David Lammy tweeted his reaction, describing Raab as “the very worst of hard Brexit ideology”:

Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey pointed out that May will be onto her fourth housing minister in just two years, as the Mirror‘s Dan Bloom says we will get our eighth housing minister in as many years.

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