>> Eight days, two high-profile resignations, and one diplomatic blunder. It's not the festive countdown Theresa May was after. The British prime minister ushering in another new cabinet member Thursday, Penny Morduant. She's replacing former aid minister Priti Patel, who resigned Wednesday evening amid calls for her to be fired for undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials.
Which means as one Brexiteer left, another stepped in. Already she's making a splash, Twitter and news outlets quick to find a clip of the lawmaker on an iTV celebrity diving show. But May still might have that sinking feeling, her government still rocked by crises on several fronts. A number of ministers are embroiled in a wider sexual harassment scandal, including May's own deputy and her former Defense Minister, who resigned last week.
>> And I am therefore resigning.>> Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has faced his own calls to go, for saying a British-Iranian aid worker jailed in Iran had been teaching people journalism.>> That my remarks could have been clearer.>> He's fought to clarify his comments, but it's feared they could add time to her prison term.
The instability of May's top team only adding to already fraught Brexit negotiations on the continent. They again kicked off Thursday, but only after the EU's negotiator announced major issues remained. A new day, a new appointment, and Theresa May again having to reassert her authority. But right now she's fighting on two fronts.