Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to fight for her draft divorce deal with the European Union after the shock resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers.
Just hours after May announced that her cabinet had agreed to the terms of the deal, Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and work and pensions minister Esther McVey resigned, quickly followed by junior ministers.
Eurosceptics in May’s Conservative Party then submitted letters calling for a vote of no confidence in her leadership. Unfaced, May called a news conference at her Downing Street residence to underline her determination to stay the course.
I believe with every fibre of my being that the course I have set out is the right one for our country and all our people. pic.twitter.com/L41ta6Wati
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) November 15, 2018
This morning, May was back on LBC and insisted that once the deal is finalised, she hopes all MPs consider the need to deliver on the result of the referendum, and also on what is best for their constituents and their jobs.
Theresa May insists her Brexit plan does maintain the "integrity of the United Kingdom". Listen now: https://t.co/4R8ODzDLLw
— LBC News (@LBCNews) November 16, 2018