The Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was interviewed by Andrew Marr, who asked about the difficulties ahead:
AM: How many Tory MPs do you think will vote against this?
JH: Well that’s a very difficult question and the arithmetic at the moment is looking challenging, but a lot can change over the next two weeks.
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Jeremy Hunt, Geoffrey Cox, Liam Fox, Andrea Leadsom, Chris Grayling, Michael Gove: all are known to be in despair about the fate of Brexit – but none have resigned. To their critics, they embody the Tory spinelessness that led to this mess; the “pizza plotters” who can eat together, but not much more.
The British cabinet will meet at 1400 GMT on Wednesday to consider the draft withdrawal agreement after Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union.
(16.8.2018) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, met today with the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Fernando Arias, at OPCW Headquarters in The Hague.
The Director-General briefed the Foreign Secretary on the progress of the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), OPCW’s continuing activities in Syria, as well as efforts to enhance OPCW’s capabilities of addressing the threat from chemical weapons use.