Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has resigned becoming the third minister in 24 hours to walk out of the Government rather than back Theresa May’s plans for a soft Brexit.
Johnson’s decision to leave the government came just hours after the resignation of David Davis the minister in charge of Brexit negotiations, .
A statement from Downing Street said: “This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary
“His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work.”