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May Loyalist Jeremy Hunt Named as Foreign Secretary

10 July 2018, 08:45 | Erica Roy

Face of Brexit Boris Johnson resigns, plunging May into crisis

Boris Johnson resigns in major Brexit blow to UK PM Theresa May

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Mr Johnson stepped down earlier on Monday, criticising Prime Minister Theresa May in his resignation letter, warning that Brexit is "dying" and Britain is "headed for the status of a colony". "I am deeply concerned at the position of the British government and urge them to embrace this vital issue".

Both Mr Johnson and Mr Davis had signed up on Friday to Mrs May's blueprint for Brexit at an all-day summit at Chequers on Friday.

The former management consultant was an ardent backer of Remain during the 2016 European Union referendum, warning that Brexit could "harm the NHS".

In his resignation letter, Johnson savaged May's strategy, accusing her of allowing an optimistic Brexit vision to become clouded by a failure of ambition.

Mr Johnson criticised Mrs May's Brexit plans in his speech, saying they would leave the United Kingdom a "colony" of the European Union.


Writing on Twitter, he added: "Huge honour to be appointed Foreign Secretary at this critical moment in our country's history".

Under Conservative Party rules, a confidence vote in a leader can be triggered if 48 Conservative lawmakers write a letter requesting one.

"The world is looking at us as a country wondering what type of country we're going to be in a post-Brexit world".

Theresa May's government is in crisis.

Addressing parliament just minutes after her office announced that Johnson, the face of Brexit for many in Britain, had quit, May told MPs she appreciated the work of her two ministers.

He said: "My principal job is to stand four square behind the Prime Minister so that we can get through an agreement with the European Union based on what was agreed by the Cabinet last week at Chequers".

"It seems to me we're giving too much away, too easily, and that's a unsafe strategy at this time", Davis said in a BBC radio interview Monday morning.



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