Tory MPs Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield have resigned as Vice-Chairs of the Party as they cannot support Theresa May’s EU plan.
Ben Bradley said: “I fear that this agreement at Chequers damages those opportunities, that being tied to EU regulations and the EU tying our hands…will be the worst of all worlds if we do not deliver Brexit in spirit as in name, then we are handing Jeremy Corbyn the keys to Number 10.
BREAKING: Two vice chairmen of the Tory party have resigned over PM's Chequer's statement.
Ben Bradley (letter below) and Maria Caulfield pic.twitter.com/TT1oYv8QFw
— Lucy Fisher (@LOS_Fisher) July 10, 2018
Whilst Caulfield said: “This policy will be bad for our country and bad for the party. The direct consequences of that will be Prime Minister Corbyn.”
Caulfield's resignation letter: pic.twitter.com/YoNRTX3AIg
— Henry Zeffman (@hzeffman) July 10, 2018
Meanwhile it has been claimed that Brexiteer Stewart Jackson is being blocked from serving in the Brexit Department by the Remainer government.
BIG EXCLUSIVE from me (ie I think I'm first with this): Downing Street blocking the reappointment of stout Leaver Stewart Jackson @BrexitStewart as SpAd at DexEU despite Dominic Raab wanting him to carry on. Leavers not welcome in this Government. Shocking stuff.
— Patrick O'Flynn (@oflynnmep) July 10, 2018
Shambles. May must go!