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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned - read his letter in full

10 July 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May named Jeremy Hunt to the job of foreign secretary, after the resignation of Boris Johnson on Monday.

"In the two years since the referendum, we have had a spirited national debate, with robust views echoing around the cabinet table as they have on breakfast tables up and down the country", she said.

His departure amid growing anger from Conservative Brexiteers increases the likelihood that Theresa May could be forced from office in a leadership challenge.

United Kingdom housing minister Dominic Raab was appointed as the UK's chief Brexit negotiator a few hours after Davis's announcement.

His resignation follows that of the Brexit secretary, David Davis, and his No 2 at the Department for Exiting the EU, Steve Baker.

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"We believe it is important to maintain more flexibility in how we're dealing with services", May told Parliament. "And that's a unsafe strategy at this time".

Iain said: "I've just been handed a note that Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary".

The official portrait of David Davis.

That vision was far from the "hard Brexit" favored by Johnson, Davis, and others in May's cabinet.

"I can only regret that the idea of Brexit has not left with Davis and Johnson". It concluded with an announcement of a strategy that sought to allay some concerns in Brussels and within the business community over trading links.

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Detailed talks were held between Number 10 and MPs on Saturday in a bid to reassure backbenchers over the Government's plans for Britain's future relationship with the European Union, while further meetings took place on Sunday and Monday lunchtime.

Mr Davis had disagreed with the PM's plans for keeping European Union rules for goods and adopting a close customs partnership with the other 27 member countries. Most EU sources I spoke to believe she will.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May should make way for a Labour administration if her Government can not get its act together quickly.

There was a crisis in government, he said, adding: "It is clear this government can not secure a good deal for Britain".

The two departures seemed to shatter May's own proclamation of cabinet unity last Friday, when she said she believed she had, after two years of wrangling, secured agreement on Britain's biggest foreign and trading policy shift in nearly half a century. We are now in the ludicrous position of asserting that we must accept huge amounts of precisely such European Union law, without changing an iota, because it is essential for our economic health - and when we no longer have any ability to influence these laws as they are made.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned - read his letter in full