PM Theresa May to reshuffle her Cabinet on Monday

  • PM Theresa May to reshuffle her Cabinet on Monday

PM Theresa May to reshuffle her Cabinet on Monday

Shortly after confirming Greening's departure, Downing Street officially announced she would be replaced by Damian Hinds, who had been serving as employment minister. With the Brexit negotiations now safely into their second phase, her position appeared stronger than in the aftermath of the general election.

While Westminster pundits have reported the senior ministers including Home Secretary, Chancellor, and Foreign Secretary minister will remain in post, up to a dozen other cabinet posts are expected to change, with the possibility of new ministerial positions created to support the Brexit process.

Ms Greening was succeeded as education secretary by Damian Hinds.

The tweet was deleted within moments of being sent, but not before it had been shared by a number of Tory MPs and reported on TV.

Some MPs in her Conservative Party had joined newspaper commentators in condemning a chaotic reshuffle of senior ministers on Monday, which was followed by a reorganisation of the junior ranks on Tuesday.

Farage asked for the meeting after Barnier met with anti-Brexit British politicians a year ago, including Andrew Adonis, from the opposition Labour party, who had advised May on Brexit until he resigned from his post in December in protest at her appeasement of hard eurosceptics. This has confirmed this Sunday in a television interview, which has reiterated its intention to remain in office until next election, despite a half-year disastrous, since it lost its absolute majority in June, after a disastrous electoral advancement.

He also drew fire after a protester interrupted May's speech to the party conference in October - an address that was also marred by a coughing fit and a collapsing set.

At the same time, it is expected that the Prime Minister will resign at least six members of the government.

It is understood that May does not intend to appoint a first secretary of state in what has been billed as her biggest reshuffle since taking office in 2016.

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson is expected to keep his job, despite calls for his resignation over his blunders around Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian citizen now held hostage in Iran.

Both remain in their posts, as does Mr David Davis, the minister responsible for handling the European Union divorce talks, another thorn in the PM's flesh.

After starting the two-year withdrawal process in March 2017, Britain struck a deal in December 2017 on the financial settlement with Brussels, as well as on expatriate rights and the Irish border.

Meanwhile, Britain's Northern Ireland Minister, James Brokenshire, has resigned ahead of a planned cabinet reshuffle. He has failed to bring together feuding political parties in the British province, where the devolved government collapsed a year ago nearly to the day.

Theresa May's new ministerial team is more diverse and will "better reflect the country which it serves", Downing Street said.