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Boris Johnson QUITS: Foreign Secretary sends May's cabinet into CRISIS

July 9, 2018 3:29 PM
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Boris Johnson QUITS: Foreign Secretary sends May's cabinet into CRISIS

BORIS Johnson has resigned from Theresa May's Cabinet as the Prime Minister's Brexit crisis continues to worsen. Late last night Mrs May's Brexit minister David Davis also threw in the towel in protests at her Brexit policy.

Downing Street said: “This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.

Leading members of both parties were quick to react to the shock resignation.

Scottish Tories leader Ruth Davidson said Mrs May was "right" to accept the resignation.

She said: "The Prime Minister is correct to accept the Foreign Secretary's resignation.

And Labour quickly hit out at Mr Johnson with shadow education secretary Angela Rayner describing the scene as “a complete shambles”.

She Tweeted: “Boris Johnson has now resigned, the HMS Tory Party is sinking fast, Tories cannot even move the deckchairs around as there is nobody to sit in them any more.

"What a complete shambles the incompetent Government is, time for Tories to go.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said there was a "crisis in Government" after the resignation of the two Cabinet ministers.

He told the Commons: "It is clear this Government is not capable of securing a deal to protect the economy, jobs and living standards.

Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson said: "Theresa May's Government is in meltdown. This is complete and utter chaos.

"The country is at a standstill with a divided and shambolic Government. The Prime Minister can't deliver Brexit and has zero authority left."


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