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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quits in protest of 'soft' Brexit

Boris Johnson has resigned as U.K foreign secretary, making him the third minister to exit in 24 hours over Prime Minister Theresa May's plan of a "soft" exit from the European Union. Described by The Guardian as "the flamboyant public face of the Vote Leave campaign," Johnson recently characterized May's proposals as "polishing a turd."

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned Sunday, and at least one other minister from the Department for Exiting the European Union also resigned in protest of May's strategy, The Associated Press reports. On Friday, May said her plan for Brexit had the backing of her government, but in his resignation letter, Davis said the proposals for future trade "will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one."