After quitting, Boris Johnson says Brexit 'dream is dying'

Leroy Wright
July 10, 2018

The Prime Minister's latest political drama began late on Sunday night when Davis announced his decision to leave his post, declaring he could not support May's plan for Brexit agreed plan.

He has served as health secretary since 2012.

He was named foreign secretary hours after Boris Johnson resigned, citing issues with May's Brexit policies.

On Monday, high-profile Brexiteer and Conservative MP Johnson announced he was resigning from the Cabinet, following the agreement of a Brexit proposal that would see the United Kingdom retain close links to the European Union after exiting the organisation.

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Brexit-backing lawmakers have been angered by May's plans, saying they will keep Britain too close to the European Union and limit its ability to strike new trade deals.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to assembled guests, as she hosts a reception to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, at 10 Downing Street, in central London on July 4, 2018.

Minutes after Johnson quit, May defended her Brexit plan to lawmakers in the House of Commons, with Johnson absent from his usual place on the Conservative front bench.

He was under fire today as even David Davis said he did not need to quit as Foreign Secretary - prompting claims he resigned to further his own ambition. They believe the proposals breach several of the "red lines" the government has set out, including a commitment to leave the bloc's tariff-free customs union.

But most of the top jobs in government are now held by ministers who had backed Remain - including the new Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

"I would be surprised if one [a leadership contest] is precipitated and if there is, I suspect she'd win it", he said.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mr Johnson and Mr Davis had abandoned a "sinking ship", shattering the "illusion of unity" initially surrounding the Chequers plan. "But I'm getting on with delivering what the British people want".

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