Dominic Raab

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.

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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: