Boris Johnson quits to add to pressure on May over Brexit

Britain's Brexit Minister David Davis Steps Down Reports

During a 12-hour meeting on Friday, Ms May's fractious Cabinet - including Davis - finally agreed on a plan for future trade ties with the EU.

Fellow Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns calls on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to follow suit and resign.

Davis's late-night resignation undermined May's already fragile government, which has lost several ministers in the past year over sexual misconduct allegations and other scandals.

European Council President Donald Tusk said it was unfortunate the whole "idea of Brexit has not left together with David Davis".

Less than nine months remain until Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019, and the European Union has warned Britain repeatedly that time is running out to seal a divorce deal.

The Press Association news agency, the BBC and others say Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned Sunday, 48 hours after May announced that her divided government had at last agreed on a plan for ties with the European Union after the United Kingdom leaves next year. "The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work".

After Cameron resigned following defeat in the Brexit referendum, Davis was appointed back into government by May, Cameron's replacement.

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International Development Secretary, and one of the most committed Brexiteers in the Tory party, Penny Mordaunt, welcomed the news, but Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer cast into doubt the efficacy of the new appointee.

They said it is a concerted push to force the prime minister to drop her Chequers compromise.

Monday's move may look dramatic, but Viraj Patel, a currency strategist at Dutch bank ING, says that the drop is not the start of a major downward trend for the pound - for the time being a least.

Davis was particularly critical of the proposal for a "common rulebook" to allow free trade in goods, saying this "hands control of large swathes of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense".

"We believe it is important to maintain more flexibility in how we're dealing with services", May told parliament.

"I'd have to deliver this". But some senior pro-Brexit ministers have backed May's plan.

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