David Davis, British Brexit Secretary, resigns: United Kingdom media reports

Brexit countdown Have minds changed

Brexit countdown Have minds changed

In Mr Davis's official resignation letter, he said: "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".

All this in a week when the PM hosts top European Union leaders, including Chancellor Merkel, and US President President Trump.

"Where the United Kingdom chooses to apply a common rulebook, each rule will have to be agreed by parliament".

"The general direction of policy will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one", David Davis says in a letter to the prime minister.

At a summit at Chequers in the English countryside, all cabinet members agreed to a plan that would allow "frictionless" trade and prevent a hard Irish border.

Davis' resignation was also accompanied by the resignation of his deputy, Brexit minister Steve Baker, according to the Telegraph.

"The Prime Minister is in office but not in power".

The double resignation late on Sunday has the potential to derail May's government and set in motion a chain of events that could lead to an attempt to oust her as prime minister.

On Monday, May is due to brief lawmakers on the plan agreed by the Cabinet during its 12-hour meeting. Mr Johnson's allies said on Saturday he decided not to quit as he wanted to remain in government to fight for the kind of Brexit he campaigned for.

Davis and Baker, both longstanding euroskeptics, decided they couldn't support the policy, a person familiar with the matter said.

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May was scheduled to address all Tory parliamentarians at a meeting on Monday night. Some lawmakers have already expressed their misgivings.

A Brexiteer hailed his resignation as a "principled and fearless decision".

There are now serious question marks about Boris Johnson too.

"An egg which is very softly boiled isn't boiled at all; a very soft Brexit means we haven't left, we're simply a rule-taker", Rees-Mogg observed after May's plans were announced. "Will those red lines still there survive negotiation with the European Union?"

Nigel Farage congratulated Mr Davis for quitting and called for Mrs May to be replaced as prime minister, accusing her of being "duplicitous" and claiming her response "shows she is controlled by the civil service". She can not deliver Brexit and our country is at a complete standstill, while the Tories indulge in their leadership tussling. "It's more important to do what you have promised the British electorate than stick by lines in the sand".

In a September 2017 op-ed for CNN, Davis wrote: "Brexit is not about Britain stepping back from the world, but jumping into the new opportunities it presents". "It was the right thing to do".

Tweets from Sarah O'Grady, the wife of David Davis's chief of staff Stewart Jackson, suggested the veteran parliamentarian made the decision to walk away because he "couldn't sell out his own country". I take my hat off to you.

The resignations came at a critical and highly sensitive time for May's strategy, as she seeks to make progress in negotiations with the EU.

Sterling had climbed to $1.3328 in recent days, its highest since June 14.

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