UK foreign minister Johnson says he will not resign
Britain’s Foreign Office had no immediate comment on a report by the Telegraph newspaper on Tuesday that foreign minister Boris Johnson may resign before the weekend if his Brexit demands are not met by Prime Minister Theresa May.
UPDATE: Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson said he was not going to resign, when questioned on Tuesday following reports that he could quit before the weekend if his Brexit demands were not met by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Speaking in New York, Johnson was asked by reporters if he planned to resign in footage aired by Sky News.
“No … Of course not, we’re going to deliver a fantastic Brexit,” he said. “We’re working together, and the key thing is to make sure Britain can take advantage of the opportunities that Brexit provides.”
May is due to make a speech on Brexit on Friday and the newspaper said close friends of Johnson believe he will have no choice but to walk way if she advocates permanently paying for access to the EU’s single market.
The Telegraph also reported that Johnson, stopped by reporters while out for a run in New York where he is attending the U.N. General Assembly, said he was not going to resign.