Conservative Party vice chairs Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield resign over Brexit

Boris Johnson quits as British foreign minister

His resignation came hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis quit the cabinet.

The US ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, said meeting Johnson was "not on the schedule but the president makes his own schedule".

David Davis said he "wouldn't have done a good job" of delivering May's Brexit plan, with Tory MP Marcus Fysh saying the plan is paramount to breaking manifesto pledges, which "has consequences". The tousle-headed blond Johnson is one of Britain's best-known politicians, and one of the most prominent advocates for Brexit.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, July 10, 2018.

Brexit negotiations with Brussels are also expected to resume next Monday.

"The government now has a song to sing", he said.

"We're extremely confident in the ability of the U.K.to plough through this issue with Brexit and move on", he said.

May met with Conservative lawmakers in a packed room at Parliament, in a bid to calm the feverish atmosphere in the deeply divided party.

Their departures, followed by a clutch of junior aides, destabilised May's government and revived talk of a leadership challenge against her. May has spoken about the great potential of a US-UK trade deal, and undoubtedly sees it as a key part of her post-Brexit plan. As we developed our policy on Brexit, I have allowed Cabinet colleagues considerable latitude to express their individual views. Previous year reports emerged that Davis said he meant to "retire" in 2019 and leave the transitional period of Britain's exit from the European Union to Boris Johnson, something later dismissed as a "lighthearted remark".

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a blueprint on Thursday for what her government calls "a principled and practical Brexit", putting at its core a plan for a free trade area for goods that has angered many in her party.

Boris's resignation letter is scathing.

Brexit-backing MPs, including leading eurosceptic Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg, will also seek to force her hand by tabling amendments to a trade bill being debated in the House of Commons next week.

Her proposal would see Britain adopt European Union rules for trade in goods after Brexit, but maintain flexibility for its key services sector and end freedom of movement.

The FT said Britain wanted to be the country outside the bloc with the closest relationship in financial services to what will then be the EU's 27 member countries. Working out how to keep the now invisible border free of tariffs and customs checks has been a major stumbling block in negotiations.

"I can not support the direction of travel in the Brexit negotiations", she added.

Johnson, a former mayor of the United Kingdom capital of London and a polarising figure, was a leading figure in the Leave campaign ahead of a June 2016 referendum on Britain's European Union future.

Once the paper is published, it will be looked over by the EU.

Tory Nigel Evans said Olly Robbins, the PM's top European Union adviser, appears to have "taken control of the entire negotiation" and "rammed us further away from the Brexit" people voted for.

And while Britain will no longer fall under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice - a longtime bugbear of Brexit supporters - British courts will "pay due regard" to European court case law in relevant cases.

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