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Theresa May Loses Pro-Brexit Ministers

Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resign.

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British prime minister Theresa May and her husband, Philip, arrive in Hamburg, Germany for the G20 summit, July 6, 2017 (Bundesregierung)
  • Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have resigned from Theresa May’s government.
  • Both opposed her Brexit strategy of seeking as close as trade relationship with the EU as possible without accepting free movement of EU nationals.
  • It is unclear if the EU could accept that proposal, but it went too far for Davis and Johnson anyway.
  • Steve Baker, a junior minister in the Department for Exiting the EU, also resigned.
  • May could now face a leadership challenge.

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