Britain’s new PM May to appoint more cabinet members

LONDON — Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May began her first full day in office Thursday, when she is expected to appoint more members of her cabinet.

It comes after she swiftly appointed key cabinet members soon after taking office Wednesday, including new Treasury chief Philip Hammond and Boris Johnson, the former London mayor, as foreign secretary.

Amber Rudd, the former energy secretary, replaced May as the home secretary and David Davis was tasked with negotiating Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union as Brexit secretary.

Michael Gove, May’s one-time rival for the prime minister’s role who campaigned to leave the EU alongside Johnson, was fired as the justice secretary Thursday.

Hammond said Thursday that there will be no emergency budget to deal with the economic fallout from Brexit. He said he will meet with Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England, on Thursday to “assess where we are.”

The central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee will announce its decision Thursday on whether to stimulate the economy.

May, Britain’s second female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher, who governed between 1979 and 1990, took office after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, shortly after David Cameron resigned from the role after losing his campaign to remain in the EU.

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