US News Boris Johnson's resignation letter: Brexit 'dream is dying'

20:40  09 july  2018
20:40  09 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Theresa May Hit By More Resignations As Tories Fight Against Her Brexit Plan

  Theresa May Hit By More Resignations As Tories Fight Against Her Brexit Plan Theresa May has been hit by more resignations as Tory MPs continue to protest against her Brexit plans. Mansfield MP Ben Bradley and Lewes MP Maria Caulfield have both quit as Vice-Chairs of the Conservative Party in opposition to the policy agreed at Chequers last Friday. Their resignations came just hours after Tory MP Andrew Bridgen went public with his call for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, believing her plan does not live up to her promise that “Brexit means Brexit”.

DS. Johnson resigned from Cabinet on MOnday afternoon following a weekend of negotiations with the PM at Chequers. His departure follows that of former Cabinet colleague and Brexit secretary David Davis. Johnson is reportedly to described the PM' s latest Brexit compromise as "polishing a turd".

Boris Johnson has said the Brexit “ dream is dying ” in his resignation letter just hours after he quit his post as Foreign Secretary in protest against Theresa May’ s Brexit plan. "That dream is dying , suffocated by needless self-doubt.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L), Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (C) and Britain's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson leave 10 Downing Street in central London after attending the weekly cabinet meeting on July 3, 2018. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L), Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (C) and Britain's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson leave 10 Downing Street in central London after attending the weekly cabinet meeting on July 3, 2018. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) The former foreign secretary told Theresa May in his resignation letter that the Brexit "dream is dying".

He said: "Brexit should be about opportunity and hope. It should be a chance to do things differently. To be more nimble and dynamic and to maximise the particular advantages of the UK as an open, outward-looking, global economy.

Hunt new Foreign Secretary as Johnson quits over Brexit

  Hunt new Foreign Secretary as Johnson quits over Brexit Boris Johnson plunged the Government into crisis after he announced he was quitting.Mr Johnson plunged the Government into crisis after he announced he was quitting with a scathing denunciation of her Brexit plans, saying they would leave the UK a “colony” of the European Union.

Power, not Brexit , is behind Boris Johnson ’ s decision to quit | Martin Kettle. The prime minister thanks Boris for his work.” Friends said Johnson had been finalising his resignation letter , but Downing Street announced his departure before he had completed it.

Power, not Brexit , is behind Boris Johnson ’ s decision to quit | Martin Kettle. The prime minister thanks Boris for his work.” Friends said Johnson had been finalising his resignation letter , but Downing Street announced his departure before he had completed it.

LONDON, ENGLAND - June 26: Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs arriving with David Davis Brexit Sec (R) at the weekly Cabinet meeting in Downing Street on June 26 London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Back/Getty Images) © Getty LONDON, ENGLAND - June 26: Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs arriving with David Davis Brexit Sec (R) at the weekly Cabinet meeting in Downing Street on June 26 London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Back/Getty Images) "That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt."

Mr Johnson claimed that the UK has ended up postponing "crucial decisions" such as preparing for a no-deal Brexit.

Boris Johnson's resignation letter - page one © Sky News Boris Johnson's resignation letter - page one He warned that, as a result, the country risks heading for a "semi-Brexit" which will leave chunks of the UK economy locked within the trading bloc - without the country having any control.

Boris Johnson's resignation letter - page two © Sky News Boris Johnson's resignation letter - page two

Donald Trumps low-profile Tory rebels .
Theresa May was no doubt expecting a few more low-profile resignations and no-confidence demands amid the fallout of the Boris Johnson and David Davis bombshells. But she won't have been expecting President Trump to lob not one, not two, but three Exocet missiles timed to explode on the eve of a NATO summit and ahead of his visit to the UK.He said the UK was in "turmoil", that meeting Vladimir Putin would be "easier" than the NATO summit or his UK visit and that he might speak to his "friend" Boris Johnson while he's here.According to No 10, the president was being humorous in his Putin remark.

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