Brexit dream dying, Johnson tells May

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Media captionTheresa May pays tribute to the two ministers who vacated

Boris Johnson has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, pronouncing the “dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt”.

In his note vacating as foreign secretary, he said the “ministers ” was producing the UK into a “semi-Brexit” with the “status of a colony”.

His resignation arrived hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis ceased the cabinet.

Mrs May said she was “sorry – and a little surprised” by Mr Johnson’s move after his apparent supporting on Friday.

She said the deal agreed by the cabinet after their “productive discussions” at Chequers would “honour the result of the referendum” and allow the UK to “take back control of our own borders, our law and our money”.