Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy. He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary David Davis’s exit.
His departure came shortly before Theresa May’s due address to Parliament about her new Brexit plan .In a statement, the prime minister thanked Mr Johnson for his work adding that a replacement will be announced shortly.
The development comes in the wake of David Davis Brexit Secretary who resigned from the UK government in protest at Theresa May’s plans for future ties with the EU.
The surprise announcement late on Sunday night followed tensions in the Cabinet over the prime minister’s vision for the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the European Union, which has been heavily criticised by the pro-Brexit wing of her party.
Davis – who has been leading Britain’s negotiations to leave the bloc – said he is not willing to be a reluctant conscript to May’s plan.