July 9, 2018 / 9:32 AM / 4 months ago

British PM May appoints Dominic Raab as new Brexit minister

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary on Monday after his predecessor quit in protest at the government’s plans for a close trading relationship with the European Union.

“The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Dominic Raab MP as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union,” a statement from May’s office said.

Raab was previously a minister for housing.

Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; editing by William James

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