UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a severe setback as Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned from his position on Thursday, saying he “must resign” over the proposed EU withdrawal agreement.
Earlier on Thursday, Shailesh Vara, a Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office, also resigned.
The MP for Esher and Walton said he cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for Brexit deal with the EU
He is the second Brexit Secretary to resign this year after David Davis quit over the so-called Chequers Agreement.
The Conservative party politician had served as Justice Minister and Housing Minister in May’s cabinet.
Raab announced his resignation on Twitter. See his tweet and resignation letter below:
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