Unfaced from six back-to-back resignations in a day, Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament that Brexit will happen, deal or no deal.
This deal delivers the Brexit the British people voted for. pic.twitter.com/Z8rWM7kZrm
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) November 15, 2018
In a first and major setback for May, Brexit Minister Dominic Raab resigned today saying he could not support the withdrawal agreement approved by her cabinet on wednesday evening. An hour later, work and pensions minister Esther McVey followed him out the door.
Two more junior ministers, Suella Braverman at the Brexit Department and Shailesh Vara at Northern Ireland, have also quit over the Brexit deal since morning.
And if this wasn’t enough, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has now submitted a formal letter of no confidence in the prime minister.
Let’s take a look at all those who have resigned over Brexit so far (in no particular order):
- Dominic Raab (Brexit Secretary)
- Esther McVey (Work and Pensions Secretary)
- Suella Braverman (Brexit minister)
- Shailesh Vara (Northern Ireland Minister)
- Jo Johnson (Transport Minister )
- Boris Johnson (Foreign Secretary)
- David Davis (Brexit Secretary)
- Steve Baker (Brexit Minister)
- Guto Bebb (Defence Minister)
- Ranil Jayawardena (MP for north east Hampshire)
- Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Parliamentary Private Secretary)
- Suella Braverman (Junior Brexit secretary)
- Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield (Conservative Party vice-chairs)
- Rehman Chishti ( vice-chairman of the Conservative Party)