Boris Johnson, the U.K’s Foreign Secretary has joined David Davis, the UK’s Brexit Minister to become the second high profile political resignation in 24 hours.
The UK’s Brexit Minister, David Davis quit his post, saying Theresa May had “given away too much too easily”.
Mr Davis said he could not remain in his post because he no longer believed in the plan for the UK’s future relations with the EU said he had lived with compromises in Brexit policy for two years but there came a point where these went “too far”.
Mr Davis has been replaced by Dominic Raab who is currently the UK’s housing minister. Mr. Raab was a prominent Leave campaigner during the 2016 Brexit referendum.
44-year old Mr Raab, a practising lawyer before becoming a Member of Parliament in 2010, will now take over day-to-day negotiations with the EU’s Michel Barnier.
In BBC interview today, Mr Davis said Mr Raab would be “very effective” in the post.
The European Commission has declined to comment on the change of personnel, saying it would continue to negotiate with “good will” to try and secure an agreement on the terms of the UK’s exit and future relations.