After quitting, Boris Johnson says Brexit 'dream is dying'

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Mr Johnson's almost two years as foreign secretary was not without controversy, with the ambitious Tory heavyweight having been accused of undermining Mrs May on more than one occasion - and making headlines for other reasons.

"The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work".

"Once David Davis and Boris Johnson set out their resignation reasons, it became clear that Brexit and Chequers were not the same thing".

Asked if Brexiteers needed to put the PM's future to a vote of the Conservative Party, he replied "it may well come to that".

Talking to Julia Hartley-Brewer on talkRADIO's No Nonsense Breakfast he said: "Over the weekend, I only raised questions on what had been agreed because I was surprised that members of the cabinet had gone along with something that seemed on the face of it was tying us to the European Union one way or another".

In a strongly worded resignation letter, he warned that the current Brexit plan meant Britain was "truly headed for the status of colony" and accused the prime minister of "sending our vanguard into battle with the white flags fluttering above them".

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Some 48 Tory MPs - 15% of the party's 316-strong representation in the Commons - must write to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, to trigger a no-confidence vote.

Political uncertainty in Britain makes the possibility of a no-deal Brexit seem far more likely in the eyes of Brussels bureaucrats. Hunt's post of health secretary has been taken over by culture, media and sport secretary Matt Hancock, as May struggled to keep control of dissenting voices within her top team.

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. Donald Trump's arrival in the United Kingdom towards the end of the week is also critical - it will be a further coup if she can demonstrate that she can achieve something from her meeting with the USA president on trade or on security.

Other pro-Brexit Cabinet ministers said they supported May and would not resign. "At least half a dozen people made that point and the prime minister responded, too - what is good for the country is a Conservative government". "The Prime Minister can't deliver Brexit and has zero authority left".

The then-foreign secretary had another head-in-hands moment in May when he was tricked into taking part in an 18-minute phone call with a prankster pretending to be the Armenian prime minister. "Brussels must not mistakenly conclude, as EU Council chief Donald Tusk hinted, that one more push will destroy Brexit". In 1958, the chancellor of the exchequer and two junior ministers resigned in protest at increased government spending. Nobody would assume they would go in and walk out with the same agreement.

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