09.07.2018 | Boris Johnson QUITS: Foreign Secretary sends May's cabinet into CRISIS - Brexit row ERUPTS
Source - The Daily Express
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.”
Leading members of both parties were quick to react to the shock resignation.
Scottish Tories leader Ruth Davidson said Mrs May was "right" to accept the resignation.
She said: "The Prime Minister is correct to accept the Foreign Secretary's resignation.
"Statement to follow PM's address to the House."
And Labour quickly hit out at Mr Johnson with shadow education secretary Angela Rayner describing the scene as “a complete shambles”.
She Tweeted: “Boris Johnson has now resigned, the HMS Tory Party is sinking fast, Tories cannot even move the deckchairs around as there is nobody to sit in them any more.
"What a complete shambles the incompetent Government is, time for Tories to go.”
Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson said: "Theresa May's Government is in meltdown. This is complete and utter chaos.
"The country is at a standstill with a divided and shambolic Government. The Prime Minister can't deliver Brexit and has zero authority left."
Liberal Democrats leader Sir Vince Cable said: "He might have taken time to pluck up the courage to join his hard Brexiteer colleagues, but Boris Johnson's resignation completely destroys the Conservative position.
"Johnson had already described the proposals as 'a turd', and now they will surely be flushed away."
Mr Davis and Mr Johnson, two of the strongest critics of a soft Brexit, have now quit the Cabinet in the space of 16 hours.
The now-former Foreign Secretary's six-strong motorcade has left the official residence but the official car remains outside.
Mr Johnson himself has yet to appear, 20 minutes after news of his resignation was announced.