Tory resignations: Another member of the government quits over ‘watered-down Brexit’

Scott Mann MP: Now he has quit as a member of the government, he can go back to auditioning for a role in Poldark.

It seems Andrew Griffiths’ resignation over a sex scandal was a brief return to watered-down form and the Brexit resignations are back.

Today it was the turn of North Cornwall MP Scott Mann, who resigned as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Treasury on the grounds that the Chequers plan conflicts with the wishes of most of his constituents.

In his resignation letter, he wrote: “The residents of North Cornwall made it very clear that they wish to have control over our fishery, our agricultural policy, our money, our laws and our borders.”

He wrote: “I am not prepared to compromise their wishes to deliver a watered-down Brexit.”

Mr Mann joins a lengthening list of Tory MPs who have resigned from the government over the Chequers plan, including:

David Davis

Boris Johnson

Steve Baker

Conor Burns

Chris Green

Robert Courts, who resigned as a Foreign Office PPS on July 15

Maria Caulfield and

Ben Bradley.

As discussed on This Site previously, the Tory government is facing a crunch vote on future trading conditions, with hard-Brexiteers threatening to vote down Theresa May’s proposals.

Apparently Jacob Rees-Mogg spent 45 minutes this morning (July 16) meeting Tory whips, which suggests Mrs May wants to make another compromise deal with those of her MPs who are threatening to rebel.

But do any of them remember the last time she made such a deal?

She lied. She reneged on it as soon as the vote had gone her way. And she will again.

Some of those threatening to vote her down this time were complicit in that travesty.

They can’t honestly think they’ll fare any better, can they?

Source: Brexit: No 10 rules out second referendum ‘under any circumstances’ – Politics live | Politics | The Guardian

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4 thoughts on “Tory resignations: Another member of the government quits over ‘watered-down Brexit’

  1. NMac

    The shambolic minority government propped up by terrorist sympathisers staggers on, …for now…

    1. Zippi

      Have you read the White Paper. yet, Barry? I need to dedicate an hour or so, to it, before I can pass comment. Methinks that we all should.

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