BORIS Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary following David Davis who resigned as Brexit Secretary last night.
The Tory MP for Uxbridge became the second Tory cabinet minister resign and now Theresa May is facing calls to quit after being rocked by the resignations of major Brexiteers.
David Davis stepped down as Brexit secretary on Sunday night, admitting he had become a “reluctant conscript” to Brexit plans agreed after the entire cabinet spent more than 12 hours locked in talks at Chequers.
Mr Johnson, who reportedly described the plans for a UK-EU free trade area as “a big turd”, then announced his resignation on Monday afternoon.
Critics have now said that the departures left Theresa May’s premiership “hanging by a thread”.
Mr Davis, who has been replaced as Brexit secretary by Dominic Raab, said it looked “less and less likely” the Conservatives would deliver on the Brexit result and their commitment to leave the EU’s customs union and single market.
Following his departure, he said the YK is giving “too much away, too easily” in Brexit talks.
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage welcomed Mr Johnson’s decision to resign, saying it was time to “get rid of the appalling @theresa_may and get Brexit back on track.”
UKIP leader Gerard Batten also called on May to resign and said “She has to go.” as he delivered a letter to Downing Street.