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Boris Johnson resigns in government Brexit meltdown

10 July 2018

Then, he was swiftly followed by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - a leading figure in the referendum's "Leave" campaign.

Mrs May has since replaced him with Dominic Raab, while Jeremy Hunt has swapped his job as Health Secretary to take over as Foreign Secretary.

Mrs May will have a key meeting with members of her Tory party to discuss her plan in parliament on Monday. "The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work", said a statement from Prime Minister Theresa May.

Johnson reportedly compared the promotion of the plan to "polishing a turd". "I won't be encouraging people to do that, I think it's the wrong thing to do". Trump isn't expected to directly address Brexit, nor were he and Johnson scheduled to meet. It is also clear that by surrendering control over our rulebook for goods and agrifoods (and much else besides) we will make it much more hard to do free trade deals.

The announcement came half an hour before the Prime Minister was due to address MPs on the Cabinet agreement reached at Chequers last week, and a few hours before a crucial appearance before the 1922 Committee of Conservative MPs which could decide her fate.

The official portrait of David Davis.

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Jeremy Hunt, who has been health secretary for the past six years, was a Remain campaigner in the 2016 European Union referendum.

The resignation on Monday of both Johnson and a second Brexiteer cabinet minister, Brexit secretary David Davis, marks the end of an experiment: could May chart a course towards an agreement that satisfied, or at least appeased, the Brexiteers, Remainers, pragmatists and miscellaneous in her party?

Many eurosceptics accused her of siding with the "Remainers" in her cabinet - those who voted in 2016 to stay in the European Union and have demanded a Brexit that would preserve the complicated supply chains used by many of Britain's biggest companies.

After the Chequers summit, it emerged that Johnson had referred to attempts to sell the prime minister's Brexit plan as "polishing a turd".

But she told MPs: "We do not agree on the best way to deliver our shared commitments to honour the result of the referendum". There, May laid out her vision for the conditions by which the United Kingdom would withdraw from the European Union - the question that has dominated British politics since voters made a decision to leave the bloc in a 2016 referendum.

So at the previous Chequers session we thrashed out an elaborate procedure for divergence from European Union rules.

Boris Johnson resigns in government Brexit meltdown