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UK: Boris Johnson leaves Foreign Secretary residence after surprise resignation 00:50

UK: Boris Johnson leaves Foreign Secretary residence after surprise resignation

United Kingdom, London
July 10, 2018 at 19:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Boris Johnson was seen leaving the official residence of UK Foreign Secretary in central London on Monday, following his resignation amid ongoing Brexit row.

Johnson has been replaced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Johnson's resignation makes him the second cabinet secretary in 24 hours to resign in reaction to Prime Minister Theresa May's announced Brexit plan. Brexit Secretary David Davis had resigned Sunday night.

May's Cabinet communicated its exit strategy at Chequers last week. The plan has been branded as 'soft' as it looks for the UK to maintain close ties to Brussels after leaving the union. Many Brexit supporters see this as a break of the promise to remove the country from the EU single market and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Britain is currently set to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.

UK: Boris Johnson leaves Foreign Secretary residence after surprise resignation 00:50
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Boris Johnson was seen leaving the official residence of UK Foreign Secretary in central London on Monday, following his resignation amid ongoing Brexit row.

Johnson has been replaced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Johnson's resignation makes him the second cabinet secretary in 24 hours to resign in reaction to Prime Minister Theresa May's announced Brexit plan. Brexit Secretary David Davis had resigned Sunday night.

May's Cabinet communicated its exit strategy at Chequers last week. The plan has been branded as 'soft' as it looks for the UK to maintain close ties to Brussels after leaving the union. Many Brexit supporters see this as a break of the promise to remove the country from the EU single market and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Britain is currently set to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.

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