BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT

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Johnson's resignation came shortly after David Davis, who served as the secretary for the Britain's exit from the European Union, stepped down from his post.

Theresa May and Angela Merkel were all smiles together today amid signs that a breakthrough could be close in Brexit talks.

May imposed on her cabinet on Friday.

In a statement, Johnson savaged May's strategy, accusing her of allowing an optimistic Brexit vision to become clouded by a failure of ambition.

"That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt".

But Davis said a leadership challenge would be the "wrong thing to do" and insisted he believed May was a "good prime minister".

But others argued May had adopted the most realistic plan after she was weakened in an ill-judged election a year ago when she lost her parliamentary majority, meaning she has to rely on a small Northern Irish party to govern.

Steve Baker, a junior Brexit minister, also resigned.

May's proposals for a future European Union relationship after Britain departs from the bloc next March had taken two-years of internal government wrangling to agree, but within 48 hours Johnson and Davis had resigned saying they could not back the plans.

"With her Government in chaos, if she clings on, it's clear she's more interested in hanging on for her own sake than serving the people of our country", he said.

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"This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary". "His replacement will be announced shortly".

Conservative leading body the 1922 Committee had a meeting to decide the Prime Minister's fate following the resignations.

"This is the Brexit that is in our national interest".

And I can see on your face, you know it.

Opposition politicians were quick to capitalize on May's troubles. I don't want to put myself in the situation where we fail.

Mrs May however appears to have lived to fight another day, with no vote of no confidence tabled by her MPs. Jacob Rees-Mogg, who leads a bloc of Brexit-supporting Conservative MPs in Parliament, urged May to give up on the plan.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the staunchest of Brexit hardliners, went so far as to say that May's Chequers deal is worse than a no-deal hard Brexit, something that would see Britain crashing out of the European Union with no trade deal and the rights of European Union citizens within the United Kingdom disappearing overnight (and vice-versa).

There was speculation on Monday night that Brady had received letters from 48 MPs.

"Brexit's contradictions can't be resolved by a Cabinet riven with splits or Parliament with parties divided on this issue".

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