Boris Johnson Quits As Foreign Secretary

9th July 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans are in even worse shape than they were this morning, with the second high-profile departure within 24 hours.

Boris Johnson has resigned from his post as the UK’s Foreign Secretary over Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to leave the European Union

It’s the second resignation in a day after former Secretary for Brexit David Davis quit his post, leaving Mrs May’s Brexit plans in complete disarray.

"This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary," Mrs May's spokesman said in a statement. "His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work."

On Friday, Mrs May secured a hard-won agreement with her cabinet of ministers on Friday to keep the closest possible trading ties with the EU, but her government seems unable to unite over Britain's biggest change to foreign and trading policy shift in half a century.

She has faced harsh criticism from Eurosceptics on the agreement, who say that the strategy keeps the UK in the pockets of the EU, raising the possibility that some could try to unseat her.

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