PM Theresa May has appointed Jeremy Hunt as the new foreign minister after Boris Johnson resigned on Monday in protest at the government’s plans for a close trading relationship with the EU.
While Johnson was one of the most high-profile Brexit campaigners, Hunt backed “Remain” during the 2016 referendum campaign.
Below is the text of his resignation letter to May, a copy of which Johnson released on Twitter:
I am proud to have served as Foreign Secretary. It is with sadness that I step down: here is my letter explaining why. pic.twitter.com/NZXzUZCjdF
— Boris Johnson #StayAlert (@BorisJohnson) July 9, 2018