Brexit: Boris Johnson dismisses resignation reports, blasts Sir Vince Cable

Brexit: Boris Johnson dismisses resignation reports, blasts Sir Vince Cable

The Foreign Secretary hit back at the Lib Dem leader

Monday, July 31, 2017

Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions he is due to quit as Foreign Secretary.

This follows reports of tension within the cabinet over the ongoing withdrawal process from the European Union.

The spat was focused on a supposed spat between international trade secretary Liam Fox and Chancellor Philip Hammond over a three-year transitional scheme for migration after Brexit.

Fox has said a transitional period wouldn’t “keep faith” with the result of the EU referendum, while Hammond indicated free movement would continue in all but name for three years.

In the wake of this, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable alluded to suggestions that Johnson might quit, comments that appear to have drawn the ire of the Foreign Secretary.

A spokesman for Johnson said Cable was “making his stuff up” and suggested he focus on formulating policies rather than “peddling lies.”

Johnson has not yet publicly commented on Hammond’s suggestion.