Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

People think David Davis secretly wrote 'It's coming home' in his resignation


Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has lashed out at Theresa May's Brexit plans in his letter of resignation, warning that Britain is "truly headed for the status of [EU] colony" and that "the dream [of Brexit] is dying".

Unlike Raab, who has always backed the move to leave the European Union, Hunt was not a Brexit believer at the start but has come around in recent months.

Matt Hancock has been promoted from the Culture department to Health Secretary as the premier digs in for an attritional battle with Eurosceptics.

The ex-Foreign Secretary left the foreign secretary's official residence at Carlton Gardens, central London, late in the evening, accompanied by his wife Marina Wheeler, and without speaking to waiting reporters.

Eight Cabinet ministers have now departed Mrs May's team over the past year.

Only three days ago, May appeared to have agreed on a deal with her fractured Cabinet on the UK's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. Europe's most powerful leader, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arrives in London later on Tuesday. "I would be surprised if one [a leadership contest] is precipitated and if there is, I suspect she'd win it", he told LBC Radio.

Loud applause could be heard at the end of the 1922 Committee meeting, which the PM attended for just over an hour.

Chairman Graham Brady is obliged to call a vote if 15 per cent of Tory MPs write to him calling for one - now 48 MPs.

Theresa May told MPs she pays tribute to Boris Johnson and David Davis but said they "do not agree about" the best way to proceed with Brexit.

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May, having finally signalled her vision for Brexit, spent two hours in parliament defiantly defending the plans and called for Brussels to engage fully or risk the damaging prospect of Britain leaving the bloc with no deal in place.

The European Commission declined to comment on Mr Davis's exit but Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said he hoped a change in faces might lead to a change in policy.

Theresa May only has a majority in Parliament with the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, so any split raises questions about whether her plan could survive a Commons vote.

Tory digital minister Matt Hancock - known for his self-branded social networking app - will now takeover Hunt's portfolio as Health Secretary. But the agreement we reached on Friday marks the point where that is no longer the case, and if you are not able to provide the support we need to secure this deal in the interests of the United Kingdom, it is right that you should step down.

The Telegraph also uses the headline the "Brexit dream dying", saying the PM is preparing for a leadership challenge as more ministers are "on the brink" of resigning from cabinet.

Mr Johnson even proposed a toast to the deal - and suggested writing a joint newspaper column with Chancellor Philip Hammond.

Johnson, who has cut a flamboyant figure in British politics for decades, served as one of the loudest - and most misleading - voices advocating for Brexit before the referendum.

However, she is still thought to have support from the majority of the party - meaning Brexiteers could find it very hard to oust her.

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