Brexit news: David Davis & Boris Johnson resign

Brexit news: David Davis & Boris Johnson resign
Wednesday 11 July 2018

David Davis resigns from Theresa May's Cabinet in split over Brexit

The Brexit strategy of British Prime Minister Theresa May was dealt a serious blow on Monday with the unexpected resignation of the cabinet minister directly responsible for managing the process of leaving the European Union.

David Davis declared he could not support the deal drawn up by May to unite her divided cabinet, saying it involved too close a relationship with the EU and gave only an illusion of control being returned to the UK after Brexit.

Boris Johnson resigns in major Brexit blow to UK PM Theresa May

, 9 July, 2018

The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May has been plunged into turmoil with the resignation of two senior Cabinet ministers, exposing a deep and perilous split over her Brexit strategy.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday, saying in his resignation letter that the Brexit "dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt."

ANU Centre for European Studies Associate Director and Brexit expert Dr Annmarie Elijah made a number of media contributions as the story unfolded:

CNN, 9 July

Voice of America, 10 July

ABC Canberra radio, 10 July

Sky News live, 10 July

ABC's 7.30, 10 July

2CC Canberra radio, 11 July


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