The United Kingdom’s head negotiator leading the nation’s complicated divorce from the European Union suddenly resigned Monday; prompting the UK Foreign Minster to quit his post as the Prime Minister faces an all-out revolt from Parliament.
Brexit negotiator David Davis suddenly stepped down Monday after failing to secure key concessions from EU member states after the UK’s withdrawal.
Hours later UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson resigned over the political crisis.
“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,” said a statement from Prime Minister Theresa May.
The escalating crisis is casting new doubt on May’s political future, with Brexit proponents saying her “soft” plan would force the UK into the worst of all positions; remaining locked in the union’s open border scheme without any voting power.
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UK FOREIGN MINISTER: Trump Should Negotiate BREXIT, 'He'd Go Bloody Hard'
The Foreign Minister for the United Kingdom Boris Johnson was caught on a hot microphone Friday; predicting a “meltdown” in upcoming Brexit negotiations with the EU and suggesting Trump “might handle them better.”
According to Yahoo News, the Minister’s private conversation surfaced on social media Friday, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying her senior aide has very “strong views on Brexit” as the nation heads to the negotiating table.
“You’ve got to face the fact there may now be a meltdown,” said Johnson, going on to say he “increasingly admired” President Trump and his ability to fight “bloody hard” for his country.
“He’d go in bloody hard… There’d be all sorts of breakdowns, all sorts of chaos. Everyone would think he’d gone mad,” said the Foreign Minister.
“But actually, you might get somewhere. It’s a very, very good thought,” he added.
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COLD WAR 2: US, UK Discuss ‘DISMANTLING’ Kremlin Spy Rings Across the Globe
President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May held high-level discussions in recent days to discuss methods the two allies can use to help “dismantle” Russian-backed spy-rings across the globe; sending a clear message to Vladimir Putin after his government brutally poisoned a former spy on British soil.
According to the Washington Examiner, Trump and May “agreed on the importance of dismantling Russia’s spy networks in the United Kingdom and the United States to curtail Russian clandestine activities and prevent future chemical weapons attacks on either country’s soil.”
The statement comes hours after The Trump administration deported over 60 Russian diplomats and shuttered a consulate in Seattle in a direct response to the poison plot.
Russia’s Ambassador to the United States slammed the White House’s decision to expel the foreign agents, saying the US had committed a “grave mistake” and would be met with an appropriate retaliation in the coming days.
The Kremlin-backed diplomats have just seven days to leave the United States and return to Russia.