UK’s Chief Brexit Secretary Davis Resigns
Brexit Secretary David Davis, who has been leading UK negotiations to leave the EU, has resigned from government.
Davis told the BBC that he was no longer the best person to deliver the PM’s Brexit plan – agreed by the cabinet on Friday – as he did not “believe” in it.
He said the “career-ending” decision was a personal one but he felt the UK was “giving away too much and too easily” to the EU in the negotiations.
May said she did not agree but thanked him for his work.
The resignation is a blow to May as she seeks to win over Eurosceptic MPs to her proposed Brexit vision.
The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 after a referendum was held in 2016, but the two sides have yet to agree how trade will work between the UK and the EU afterwards.