New UK Cabinet Meets amid Brexit Turmoil

London, Theresa May’s new-look cabinet has

met for the first time after a string of resignations over her Brexit

strategy left her government in crisis.

May was forced to carry out a reshuffle of her top team after

Boris Johnson and David Davis both quit.

The prime minister has warned the Tory party it must unite or

face the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn in power.

Jeremy Hunt, who has replaced Johnson as foreign secretary,

said he would be “four square” behind her.

After the cabinet meeting, May tweeted that she was “looking

ahead to a busy week”.

The UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March

2019, but the two sides have yet to agree how trade will work between

the UK and the EU after that.

The delay has been partly blamed on deep disagreements

within the Conservative Party over what shape Brexit should take.

Essentially the arguments are about how much the UK should

prioritise business interests by compromising on post-referendum

promises to end free movement of people, remove the UK from the

remit of the European Court of Justice, and also have an independent

trade policy, which allows the UK to set its own trade rules and strike

its own trade deals, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency

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