Jeremy Corbyn will soon be Prime Minister of Britain
Mr Johnson’s resignation followed Sunday night’s departure of David Davis, the Brexit secretary, who said that Mrs May’s proposal to keep Britain aligned to rules set by Brussels risked betraying the result of the 2016 referendum on EU membership.
In his own resignation letter, Mr Johnson said that the dream of Brexit was “dying”, suffocated by “self-doubt”.
It marks the first time since 1982 that two British cabinet ministers have resigned within 24 hours, outside of a reshuffle, and brought forward the day of reckoning for a government that has been unable to agree on its future relationship with Brussels since Mrs May ascended to the premiership two years ago.
Basically, the Tories have promised something to the Leave voters that they can't possibly deliver, and the clock is running out.
Jeremy Corbyn, OTOH, has managed to avoid promising anything concrete, while giving sympathy to both sides. This has left him wiggle room, much to the frustration of both the Tories and the neoliberals in the Labour Party.
A nice angle is emerging for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has so far insisted his party must protect the people’s Brexit voice: he can now make the case that since the Tories wasted two years, that vote has lost validity, because a ‘decent split’ is no longer possible. It would even be against national security (no joke).
Corbyn ripped May a new one yesterday.
Jeremy Corbyn absolutely rocking the House of Commons right now after Boris Johnson resigns. pic.twitter.com/MD1oGou23r
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It's only a matter of time now before the Theresa May government collapses and there is a new snap election.
So what do the latest polls say?
Should Mrs May call an election in an attempt to regain control of her party after months of Brexit-related chaos - or should she be ousted by her colleagues - the Labour leader would become Britain's next prime minister, according to the latest poll.
The survey of 1,007 adults by Survation found that Mr Corbyn has moved ahead of Mrs May, with support for Labour up two points in the past fortnight to 40 per cent and the Tories down three points to 38.
A separate online poll of Tory members by the Conservative Home website revealed widespread unhappiness with the Chequers plan amongst the party faithful.
Some 61 per cent of the 1,225 respondents said that that proposal would be a bad deal for Britain, compared to 31 per cent who thought it would be good.
Since the SNP and Greens are natural allies of the Labour Party, an election at this time would mean a decisive Corbyn victory.