Brexit Debate Leaves Britain A Wreck Days Before Trump Arrives

Just days before President Trump touches down in London, a firestorm has ignited over the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, resulting in high-profile resignations and widespread political chaos.

Nigel Farage, the former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader and primary engineer of the Brexit movement, has announced his intention to return to politics, should the “great Brexit betrayal continue.” Farage wrote in the Telegraph Monday and said on his LBC radio show that he was likely to return to the front lines.

On Monday morning, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson resigned from his post, after privately castigating Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a “soft Brexit.” Johnson reportedly described the prime minister’s plan as akin to “polishing a turd.

A Downing Street spokesman said Monday: “This afternoon, the prime minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The prime minister thanks Boris for his work.”

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