Boris Johnson’s resignation letter… and the prime minister’s reply

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from Sky News,

Theresa May has told Mr Johnson it is “right you step down” after he said Brexit is being “suffocated by needless self-doubt”.

Boris Johnson told Theresa May in his resignation letter that the Brexit “dream is dying” – with the prime minister replying she is a “little surprised” by his decision to step down as foreign secretary.

Explaining his decision to quit the cabinet, Mr Johnson wrote: “Brexit should be about opportunity and hope. It should be a chance to do things differently.

“To be more nimble and dynamic and to maximise the particular advantages of the UK as an open, outward-looking, global economy.

“That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt.”

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