Unic Press UK: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson today resigned his appointment, submitting a two-page letter to the Prime Minister Theresa May.
In his letter of resignation, Johnson 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 gobal economy. That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt. On Friday I acknowledged that my side of the argument were too few to prevail, and congratulated you on at least reaching a Cabinet decision on the way forward. . . We must have collective responsibility. Since I cannot in all conscience champion these proposals, I have sadly concluded that I must go.”
I am proud to have served as Foreign Secretary. It is with sadness that I step down: here is my letter explaining why. pic.twitter.com/NZXzUZCjdF
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 9, 2018
Yesterday, the Brexit Secretary David Davis tendered his resignation letter, and his submission and doubts are as reechoed today by the hitherto Foreign Secretary.
In her reply to Davis, Prime Minister Theresa May said that the comprehensive proposal agreed at Chequers on Friday, are:
“consistent with the mandate of the referendum and with the commitments we laid out in our general election manifesto: leaving the single market and the customs union but seeking a deep and special partnership, including a comprehensive free trade and customs agreement; ending the vast annual contributions to the EU; and pursuing fair, orderly negotiations, minimising disruption and giving as much certainty as possible on both sides benefit. . . I am sorry that you have chosen to leave the government.”