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Another resignation for Theresa May as Conservative MP quits over Brexit

09 July 2018 19:00
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Another resignation for Theresa May as Conservative MP quits over Brexit

Brexiteers are unhappy with the stance taken by the Prime Minister, saying it doesn’t do justice to Brexit.

THE BRITISH PRIME Minister Theresa May has received another resignation this evening.

Parliamentary private secretary Chris Green has become the latest member of the Conservative government to step down.

Last night Britain’s Brexit Minister David Davis resigned, while Boris Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary this evening. Junior minister Steve Baker confirmed he had also quit, alongside Davis.

These resignations are a major blow for May as she struggles to unite her party behind a plan to retain strong economic ties to the European Union even after leaving the bloc.

After a marathon day-long meeting with her ministers on Friday, Theresa May outlined the UK’s stance to negotiations, which has been dubbed the Chequers agreement.

But the key principles are quite vague. They include “ending free movement”, “no more sending vasts sums of money each year to the EU”, and “a new business friendly customs model with freedom to strike new trade deals around the world”.

Brexiteers are unhappy with the stance, saying it doesn’t do justice to Brexit.

In his resignation letter, Tory MP Chris Green said, “The direction the negotiations had been taking have suggested that we would not really leave the EU and the conclusion and statements following the Chequers summit confirmed my fears.”

Source: thejournal.ie

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