UK Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigns over deal with EU
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Published time: 15 Nov, 2018 08:58 Edited time: 15 Nov, 2018 09:30
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned from the UK government causing turmoil for Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit plans, after a marathon cabinet session had seemingly created a finalised draft withdrawal agreement.
Raab has released a statement, Thursday, via social media. He tweeted: “I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU.”
Today, I have resigned as Brexit Secretary. I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU. Here is my letter to the PM explaining my reasons, and my enduring respect for her. pic.twitter.com/tf5CUZnnUz
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) November 15, 2018
Raab, who is an ardent Brexiteer, replaced David Davis as Brexit Secretary when he quit in protest at May’s Chequers Brexit proposals – is among a group of senior ministers thought to be unhappy with the agreement.
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