Eurosceptic British ministers quit in blow to May’s Brexit plan

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s foreign minister and Brexit negotiator quit on Monday in protest at her plans to keep close trade ties with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc, stirring rebellion in her party’s ranks.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, the face of Brexit for many, resigned just hours after Brexit minister David Davis, emboldening some in her Conservative Party to mull a plot to unseat her less than nine months before Britain exits in March next year.

The two departures seemed to shatter May’s own proclamation of cabinet unity last Friday,…

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