British foreign secretary Boris Johnson resigns

London: British foreign secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday amid a deepening political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy. Johnson’s decision to leave the government came hours after the resignation of Brexit secretary David Davis. The latter quit citing differences with Prime Minister Theresa May over the terms on which the country will leave the EU.

The move leaves May’s plan to for Britain’s future relationship with the EU in tatters, just three days after it was agreed with her divided Cabinet, according to reports. In a statement, No. 10 thanked Johnson for his work and said a replacement would be announced shortly.

David Davis replaced by Dominic Raab

  • Brexit secretary David Davis resigned on Sunday, declaring he could not support May’s Brexit plan as it involved too close a relationship with the EU and gave only an illusion of control being returned to the UK after it left the European Union.
  • On Monday, May appointed Dominic Raab, a staunchly pro-Brexit lawmaker, to replace Davis as the most senior official in charge of negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU, reports said.