Theresa May’s government in turmoil after resignation of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

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Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has resigned becoming the third minister in 24 hours to walk out of the Government rather than back Theresa May’s plans for a soft Brexit.

Johnson’s decision to leave the government came just hours after the resignation of David Davis the minister in charge of Brexit negotiations, .

A statement from 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.”