Boris Johnson: Britain's undiplomatic foreign secretary

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. He quit on July 9, 2018. PHOTO | DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS | AFP

What you need to know:

  • He quit despite backing Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for closer economic ties with the EU after Brexit during a cabinet meeting on Friday.

  • He was reported to have described the plan as a "turd", but anonymous aides briefed he wanted to stay on in government to fight for Brexit.

  • Yet when Brexit secretary David Davis quit late Sunday, the pressure was on for Johnson to prove his credentials among eurosceptic members of their Conservative Party.



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