LONDON, Sep 8 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has appointed the Conservative Deputy Therese Coffey Minister of Labor and Pensions, replacing Amber Rudd, who has resigned in recent hours, as reported by the British Government on Sunday.
Coffey was elected in 2010 as a deputy for the electoral district of Suffolk Coastal and, subsequently, was appointed Secretary of State for the Environment of the previous Government of Theresa May, a position in which she had been ratified by her successor. Like Rudd, he supported the campaign against Brexit for the 2016 referendum.
Rudd, who also resigned from the May Cabinet for raising quotas for the deportation of foreigners when he was Minister of the Interior, was 'repealed' by Johnson for the Government that he constituted last July after winning the primary elections that triggered the fall of the 'premier'.
The former Minister of Labor and Pensions resigned on Saturday in protest of Johnson's internal “purge” – more than 20 deputies 'Tories' have been expelled from the Conservative Party for voting against the Government – and because he believes that The prime minister is not trying hard enough to avoid a Brexit without agreement.
“I have not seen too much work to try to get an agreement. When I asked Number 10 for a summary of what their plan was to get it, they sent me only one page,” he explained this Sunday in an interview with the BBC.
Johnson has promised that on October 31 there will be Brexit, either with or without agreement, while the EU has refused to renegotiate the pact reached with the May government, leading to a chaotic exit from the United Kingdom, a scenario that All the actors involved wanted to avoid.
The British Parliament last Tuesday approved a plan to force Johnson to ask the EU for a further postponement of Brexit if by October 19 the Parliament has not approved an agreement on the divorce between London and Brussels or has not given an express permit to the Government to be produced without any agreement.