Brexit: Amber Rudd says no evidence Boris Johnson trying to get deal with EU – live news

Rudd replaced by Thérèse Coffey as work and pensions secretary while Johnson vows to plough on with Brexit by 31 October

The FT’s Jim Pickard reckons Rudd is going to stand as an independent in the next election but not in her very marginal constituency of Hastings and Rye.

I can reveal that Amber Rudd is going to stand as an independent at the next election – but not in Hastings & Rye

there’s a theory that in Uxbridge she might steal Johnson’s Remain Tories and topple him – kamikaze style – by allowing Labour in

Sources close to Julian Smith have told the Daily Mail that he’s not resigning either.

Lots of speculation about Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith also resigning. I’m told he’s not.

Source close to Mr Smith: ‘He’s not going to resign. He’s entirely focused on representing the people of Northern Ireland at the Cabinet table.’

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