The Daily Update - He’s Going Home, Davis is Going Home!

48 hours after the UK Prime Minister Theresa May secured cabinet approval for her proposal for a softer Brexit plan, Brexit Secretary Davis, his deputy Brexit Department Minister Steve Baker and Junior Brexit Minister Ms Suella Braverman all resigned. Davis described himself as a 'reluctant conscript' to Theresa May's leadership.

In the resignation letter Davis says, ‘In my view the inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real’,  adding ‘It seems to me that the national interest requires a Secretary of State in my Department that is an enthusiastic believer in your approach, and not merely a reluctant conscript’.

In replying to his resignation, Theresa May argued that her approach to the negotiations was consistent with both the election manifesto of the Conservatives and the mandate given by the EU referendum. ‘I do not agree with your characterisation of the policy we agreed at cabinet on Friday’ she said, adding ‘Parliament will decide whether or not to back the deal the government negotiates, but that deal will undoubtedly mean the returning of powers from Brussels to the United Kingdom’.

Naturally, the Labour party were quick to plunge the knife into May, even though the opposition party is as divided over Brexit, if not more so, than the ruling Conservatives. As seems to be the way these days, Jeremy Corbyn tweeted ‘David Davis resigning at such a crucial time shows Theresa May has no authority left and is incapable of delivering Brexit. With her Government in chaos, if she clings on, it's clear she's more interested in hanging on for her own sake than serving the people of our country’. And never to be left out, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, after congratulating the England football team on their victory over the weekend, and adding that she hoped they go on to win the tournament, tweeted ‘The chequers unity didn’t last long. This UK government is in utter chaos and ebbing authority by the day. What a shambles’.

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