Another resignation followed.
Junior Northern Ireland minister Shailesh Vara, who backed remain in the EU referendum, quit Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, highlighting the challenge she faces in winning parliament’s backing for her draft Brexit deal.
Vara criticised the BREXIT deal in his resignation letter, saying that it left Britain “in a halfway house with no time limit on when we will finally be a sovereign nation” and Vara said he could not support the draft agreement.
With much sadness and regret I have submitted my letter of resignation as a Northern Ireland Minister to the Prime Minister. A copy of my letter is attached.
It has been a joy and privilege to serve in the Northern Ireland Office and I will always cherish the fondest memories. pic.twitter.com/SN8j4OwhYD
— Shailesh Vara MP (@ShaileshVara) November 15, 2018
“We are a proud nation and it is a sad day when we are reduced to obeying rules made by other countries who have shown they do not have our best interests at heart. We can and must do better than this,” he said.
Since this morning, Suella Braverman – a Junior BREXIT Minister, Anne-Marie Trevelyan – a ministerial aid in the Education Dpt and Ranil Jawawardena – Ministry of Justice, have also resigned.