Brexit thrown into disarray : Boris Johnson resigns as foreign secretary

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Boris Johnson has resigned as UK foreign secretary, deepening the political rebellion against a plan for a soft Brexit put forward by prime minister Theresa May.

His departure means that two of Mrs May’s most senior cabinet ministers — and Brexit-supporting allies — have resigned in less than 24 hours.

David Davis, the Brexit secretary, resigned late on Sunday night, saying that her plan to keep Britain close to EU standards risked betraying the result of the 2016 Brexit vote.

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