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The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson has resigned. It is reported by the office of the Prime Minister Theresa may, reports Reuters.
“Today the Prime Minister has accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as head of the foreign Ministry”, — stated in the message sent by e-mail. It is noted that Mae thanked him for his work. About who will occupy this position will be announced shortly.
This is the second resignation among the British Ministers of the day. Earlier from his post the Minister left the UK out of the EU David Davis. As noted, both are associated with the differences in the approach to Brexit.
It is noted that on 6 June, may is a supporter of the “soft business” out of the EU — stated intention to maintain the closest possible trade relations with the EU. At the same time, Johnson and Davis advocated a “hard Brexit”. Reuters indicates that it is unclear whether they will continue on the Prime Minister to maintain their position or change approach is influenced by the likely resignations.
On 7 July the Times newspaper wrote that the Prime Minister promised to resign Johnson and other Ministers if they refuse to accept her plan to leave the European Union.
A referendum on British exit from the European Union took place on 23 June 2016. The majority of voters decided to support Brexit. It was originally planned that transition period, after which the country will eventually leave the European Union, will last until 2020. However, later it appeared that Mei may ask EU to extend it until 2022.
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