Tensions are rising after a day of drama in Westminster yesterday. Theresa May will fight efforts to unseat her through a vote of no confidence from Conservative MPs, Downing Street has said.
Her administration was thrown into disarray when two Cabinet members resigned. The shock Brexit resignations have seen a cabinet reshuffle: Jeremy Hunt is the new Foreign Secretary after Boris Johnson quit yesterday.
Culture Secretary Matt Hancock replaces Hunt as Health Secretary. Attorney General Jeremy Wright is the new Culture Secretary, with backbencher Geoffrey Cox replacing him as Attorney General.
Boris Johnson warned in his resignation letter that Britain appeared to be "heading for a semi-Brexit” and that he believed Britain would take on "the status of a colony" under Ms May’s Brexit plans.
Theresa May spoke in the House of Commons minutes after Mr Johnson's resignation, but was heckled as she attempted to deliver a statement on the Cabinet's Chequers Brexit agreement. She was then met with laughter when she tried to pay tribute to Boris Johnson and David Davis following their resignations.
The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, leaving less than eight months for the two sides to agree on a Brexit strategy.