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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns

Boris Johnson becomes the third minister in 24 hours to walk out of the UK Government rather than back Theresa May’s plans for a soft Brexit.
Boris Johnson. / Internet photo

Controversial UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned mere hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis also left his post, as the political crisis over the UK's Brexit strategy intensifies ever-further.

Johnson's sudden departure came a mere half hour before Prime Minister Theresa May was due to address Parliament about her new Brexit plan, the provisions of which have enraged angered many Euroskeptic Tory MPs. In a statement widely shared in the media, a Downing Street spokesperson thanked Mr Johnson for his work and said a replacement would be announced shortly.

 

The announcement came after he failed to attend the international Western Balkans Summit in London, which fueled much speculation a resignation was forthcoming — fellow attendee Michael Roth, German Minister of State for Europe, tweeted by early afternoon the gathered were "still waiting for our host."

 

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