City of London Corporation top brass kept their cards close to their chests as Theresa May’s administration was dealt a potentially fatal double blow on Monday.
Brexit minister David Davis’ surprise resignation was immediately followed by foreign secretary Boris Johnson quitting as the prime minister’s Brexit plan was publicly panned by two of her most vociferous lieutenants.
A Downing Street spokesperson confirmed: “This afternoon, the prime minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The prime minister thanks Boris for his work.”
The resignations sparked talk of a leadership coup as well as tough questions over Mrs May’s ability to deliver Brexit in any capacity.
But the local authority, which for so long has lobbied for the City to be central to any Brexit strategy, was keeping quiet when approached by City Matters for comment.
Dominic Raab has been announced as the new Brexit secretary in the reshuffle.
Cover image by EU2017EE Estonian Presidency (Creative Commons).