Conservative MPs have said Andrea Leadsom decision to quit government over the Brexit approach was “absolutely the right thing to do.”
Conservative MP, Chris Heaton-Harris, tweeted, “A great shame, but completely understandable.
“Tomorrow [Thursday] she would have had to announce a Bill containing elements (2nd referendum and Customs Union) that she simply could not support in good faith.”
A great shame, but completely understandable. Tomorrow she would have had to announce a Bill containing elements (2nd referendum and Customs Union) that she simply could not support in good faith. https://t.co/oz77B3YcRI
— Chris Heaton-Harris (@chhcalling) May 22, 2019
Scottish Tory Ross Thomson said on Twitter, “Sad to see @andrealeadsom leave Government but absolutely the right thing to do.
“This new Agreement breaks the last promise that was possible to break on a second EU referendum.”
Labour MP Jess Phillips said on Twitter, “I liked Leadsom she had our back in the complaints process and she was vital in the proxy voting.
“I think she’s wrong about second referendum threatening the union and being divisive but I wish her well.”
Labour chairman Ian Lavery said on his party’s website the resignation of Leadsom shows “the Prime Minister’s authority is shot, and her time is up.”
“While the Tories are ripping themselves apart, our country is in crisis. The Government has made a catastrophic mess of the Brexit negotiations, our steel industry is under threat and universal credit is pushing people into poverty.
“For the sake of the country, Theresa May needs to go, and we need an immediate general election.”
"The Prime Minister’s authority is shot and her time is up" – Ian Lavery responds to Andrea Leadsom’s resignation from the Cabinethttps://t.co/cTbEe9tTMQ
— Labour Press Team (@labourpress) May 22, 2019
Conservative MP Craig Tracey mocked the situation over May losing her key Cabinet member saying on Twitter, “Just heard Larry the Downing Street Cat is considering his position.”
Just heard Larry the Downing Street Cat is considering his position..
— Craig Tracey MP (@craig4nwarks) May 22, 2019