U.K. Prime Minister May's Government In Chaos As Third Minister Resigns Over Brexit Negotiations

WNU Editor: Daily Et tu Boris? Johnson QUITS in devastating blow for May as she faces furious Tory MPs in the Commons over her 'stinker' Brexit trade plan - and more ministers could follow him out of the door

* David Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary at midnight in protest at Theresa May's plans for the UK's exit
* Mr Davis said her policies announced at Chequers would leave UK in a 'weak' negotiating position with EU
* Boris Johnson followed suit this afternoon by quitting as Foreign Secretary after hours of speculation
* PM's job hanging by a thread as she faces stormy appearance before Commons and Tory backbenchers
* Jacob Rees-Mogg said he would oppose the PM's proposals and accused her of trying to 'bounce' ministers
* Mrs May's chief of staff has been briefing Opposition MPs to try to win wider support for her Brexit blueprint

Theresa May is in a desperate battle for her political life today after Boris Johnson dramatically quit over her 'third way' Brexit plan.

The Foreign Secretary resigned just minutes before the PM took to her feet the Commons in a statement to MPs about the compromise package she forced through the Cabinet on Friday night.

Mrs May tried to put a brave face on the shattering blow this afternoon, paying tribute to Mr Johnson's commitment to 'Global Britain'. She mounted an impassioned defence of her blueprint, saying it was the 'Brexit in our national interest'.

But some Labour MPs jeered 'bye' and 'resign' as she stood up to address the chamber.

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WNU Editor: Will this force a "vote of confidence" and new elections? The next few days are going to be critical.

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