Regret, relief at departure of Boris Johnson as top UK envoy

  • In this two photo combination image, taken from the Twitter feed of Boris Johnson, Monday July 9, 2018, showing the resignation letter addressed to Prime Minister Theresa May, and signed from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit his Cabinet post with an accusatory resignation letter, the second top government minister to quit over Brexit negotiations. (@BorisJohnson/Twitter via AP)

  • In this file photo dated Tuesday, May 22, 2018, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gives a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Johnson resigned Monday July 9, 2018, amid Cabinet splits over Brexit.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, FILE)

LONDON — Diplomats and politicians around the world were bidding a not-always fond farewell Tuesday to Boris Johnson after the blond foreign secretary’s bombshell resignation.