2nd Minister Resigns UK Govt over Brexit

In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Photo: AP/ Kirsty Wigglesworth
In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London.

July 09, 2018 09:23 AM

The British government says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned, amid a widening split in the Cabinet over Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May's office said May accepted the resignation on Monday and will announce a replacement soon.

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A leader of the campaign to take Britain out of the European Union, Johnson was under pressure to act after the resignation of David Davis as Brexit secretary.

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Davis quit late Sunday saying he could not support May's plans for close trade and regulatory ties with the bloc after the U.K. leaves the European Union next year.

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