09 Jul '18, 2pm

British foreign secretary #BorisJohnson quits in protest over PM Theresa May's Brexit plan

LONDON (REUTERS, AFP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May lost two key Cabinet ministers in quick succession when foreign secretary Boris Johnson quit just hours after Brexit secretary David Davis did, leaving her Brexit plans all but in tatters. After a day when the foreign secretary cancelled meetings for crisis talks at his official residence in central London, Mr Johnson decided to walk from his job after Mr Davis did the same in protest at her plans to exit the European Union. The two resignations leave Mrs May badly exposed at the top of a government unable to unite over Britain’s biggest foreign and trading policy shift in almost half a decade. It also puts a question mark over whether the leader will try to weather it and stand firm in her commitment to pursue a“business friendly” Brexit, or will be faced with more resignations and calls to quit herself. “This aft...

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