The Speaker
Friday, 24 May 2024 – 23:04

Day of resignations comes to a close

Four government ministers resigned today over the draft Brexit plan, it contained what Dominic Raab called “fatal flaws”. 

Dominic Raab is the second Brexit Secretary to step down this year following David Davis’ resignation in July. 

Following this news over the course of the morning one other cabinet member, Esther McVey, formerly the secretary of state for work and pensions also resigned. Finally, two junior ministers, Suella Braverman and Shailesh Vara stepped down also over issues with the draft document. 

More signs of disregard for the Prime Ministers draft Brexit plan have come to light over the rest of the day. 

Backbench MP and renowned Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg submitted a letter of no confidence in the leadership of Theresa May to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Tories’ backbench 1922 Committee, a vote will only be called if 48 letters are received. 

Theresa May called a press conference for 5 o’clock and stated her intent to see Brexit through, saying that “Leadership is about taking the right decisions not the easy ones”.

She remains the Prime Minister. 

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