BORIS JOHNSON: Why I am resigning - full text of letter to Theresa May
'We are truly headed for the status of colony - and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantages of that particular arrangement'
Below is the text of his resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, a copy of which Johnson released on Twitter. Dear Theresa, It is more than two years since the British people voted to leave the European Union on an unambiguous and categorical promise that if they did so they would be taking back control of their democracy. They were told that they would be able to manage their own immigration policy, repatriate the sums of UK cash currently spent by the EU, and, above all, that they would be able to pass laws independently and in the interests of the people of this country.
Brexit should be about opportunity and hope. It should be a chance to do things differently, to be more nimble and dynamic, and to maximise the particular advantages of the UK as an open, outward-looking global economy. That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt. We have postponed crucial decisions - including the preparations for no deal, as I argued in my letter to you of last Novemb...