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Johnson in His Resignation Paper: Brexit Dream Dying, Suffocated by Self-Doubt

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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson revealed the root of his dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May on the terms of Brexit, which led to his resignation.

Speaking shortly after his resignation from the UK government, former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson slammed the current approach to the Brexit negotiations with the EU, underlining that "we have postponed crucial decisions, including the preparations for no-deal Brexit". He stressed that the succession process should be more dynamic and nimble.

"We are truly headed for the status of a colony — and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantage of that particular arrangement," Johnson said in a resignation statement.

The former top British diplomat stressed that in the current situation the "Brexit dream was dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt", explaining that the ability to diverge from the EU rules has been taken off the table.

Boris Johnson's Resignation

Controversial UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned mere hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis also left his post, as the political crisis over the UK's Brexit strategy intensifies ever-further.

Johnson's sudden departure came a mere half hour before Prime Minister Theresa May was due to address Parliament about her new Brexit plan, the provisions of which have enraged angered many Euroskeptic Tory MPs. In a statement widely shared in the media, a Downing Street spokesperson thanked Mr Johnson for his work and said a replacement would be announced shortly.

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