Davis and Brexit Minister quit government in protest at May plan

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the government – and so has junior Minister Steve Baker. There were reports that fellow Minister Suella Braverman had also quit – though this is now looking in doubt.

Davis was scathing of the plan on the table by Theresa May, writing: “The Cabinet decision on Friday crystallised this problem. In my view the inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real.

“As I said at Cabinet, the ‘common rule book’ policy hands control of large swathes of our economy to the EU and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense.

“I am also unpersuaded that our negotiating approach will not just lead to further demands for concessions.”

There are five Ministers in the Brexit Department – and two just quit. This should be a wake-up call for Brexiteers in the Conservative Party.

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May’s EU proposal is a total sell-out. Time for her to go.