Boris Johnson sensationally resigned from the Cabinet on Monday, sending Theresa May’s government into disarray.
The Foreign Secretary resigned his post mid-afternoon on Monday, just hours after David Davis quit as Brexit Secretary.
The high-profile resignation in Theresa May’s Cabinet came just days after her countryside summit at Chequers where government ministers heard her Brexit negotiation.
The devastating double resignation will cast major doubts on Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership. (PA vía AP) Although the Prime Minster had called for unity among her ministers, she has now been hit by a double resignation as outraged Brexiteers accused her of giving “too much away, too easily” and leaving the UK in a “weak negotiating position”.
And Donald Tusk added to Theresa May’s woes when the European Council President said ‘the mess caused by Brexit is the biggest problem in the history of EU-UK relations’.
A Downing Street spokesman said: ‘This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.
‘His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work.’
David Davis was the first minister to quit, announcing his exit just before midnight on Sunday.
He was replaced as Brexit Secretary by Dominic Raab, a staunch Eurosceptic who’s previously clashed with the Prime Minister over equality issues.