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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns

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July 09, 2018 19:47


British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned amid a growing political crisis over the United Kingdom's Brexit strategy.

He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary David Davis's exit.

The resignations are a blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May as she seeks to win over Eurosceptic MPs to her proposed Brexit vision, which would form the basis of the UK's position in ongoing talks with the EU.

In a statement, the government thanked Johnson for his work and said a replacement would be announced shortly.

Earlier, Britain's Brexit minister David Davis resigned from the cabinet stating policy differences over Prime Minister Theresa May's exit plan from the European Union but insisted that he had no plans of backing a revolt against her.

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