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UK Foreign Secretary leaves because of Brexit disagreements


07/10/2018 - 14:25



British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned this afternoon because of disagreement with the Brexit plan. The day before, David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, left his post for the same reason. Both politicians are opposed to maintaining a free trade zone with the EU after leaving the union, as well as against the lack of customs control. British parliamentarians have already called what is happening "complete chaos." Chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk noted that the problem of Brexit will not be resolved with the departure of the ministers.



EU2017EE via flickr
EU2017EE via flickr
"This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His successor will be announced in the near future. The Prime Minister would like to thank Boris for his work," reads the message of the Prime Minister's office, Theresa May, to the media.

According to the BBC, Boris Johnson left his post shortly before Theresa May had to present to the country's parliament the government's plan to exit the EU. However, the speech did not fail because of this. At the start, Teresa May thanked Boris Johnson for the "passion" with which he worked, but noted that she did not agree with him on a number of issues.

The resignation of Boris Johnson became the second in two days in the British government. Earlier on Monday night, it became known that David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, had left his post.

Both politicians decided to leave because of disagreement with the Brexit program, on which the government agreed in the evening of July 6 as a result of a 12-hour discussion. The discussion involved Boris Johnson, who missed the meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif with the members of the "five" mediators to save the Iranian nuclear deal.

Following the talks, the British government agreed on a "soft" exit plan from the EU. It assumes that the UK will maintain a free trade zone with the EU, customs control will be absent, British citizens will retain the right to freely move through the territory of the EU countries, as well as the opportunity to study and work in the countries of the European Union. The EU citizens will have the same rights.

The deputy head of the Labor Party, Tom Watson, said that the UK government is "dissolving" with the departure of the two ministers. He also described what was happening as "complete chaos."

European leaders have already begun to respond to the resignation of the head of the British Foreign Ministry. The chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk noted that the problem of Brexit will not be resolved either with the leave of Boris Johnson from his post as minister or by the resignation of David Davis. "This problem remains far from solving with or without Davis. Unfortunately, the problem of Brexit will not go away with Davis. I can say the same about Johnson," Mr. Tusk said.

source: bbc.co.uk




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