Brexit secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson step down over the UK’s Brexit strategy

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government, BBC reports. His resignation comes days after Theresa May secured the cabinet’s backing for her Brexit plan despite claims from Brexiteers that it was too “soft”. Mr Davis was appointed Brexit secretary in 2016 and was responsible for negotiating the UK withdrawal from the EU.

Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy.

The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Mr Johnson’s exit had turned an “embarrassing and difficult situation for the PM into potentially a full-blown crisis”. She said he was not any ordinary cabinet minister but was the “face” of the Leave campaign during the 2016 referendum and his departure would fuel speculation about a leadership challenge.