Seven high profile resignations have followed on the heels of Theresa May’s announcement that her cabinet has settled on a Brexit deal, with Labour claiming that the Conservative government is at risk of completely dissolving.
Shailesh Vara, the Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office was the first top official to resign. An hour after his announcement, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab he was stepping down.
Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, submitted her letter of resignation shortly afterwards.
There was another by mid-afternoon, Rehman Chishti has stepped-down as the Vice-Chair of the Conservative party stating that he “cannot support” the draft EU Withdrawal deal.
Along with Chishti the trickle of resignations also included Ranil Jayawardena, Ministry of Justice PPS, and Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Department of Education PPS.