Another minister quits over Brexit. Who’s next?

Will Quince: He used to be a minister in the Conservative government, although you may never have heard of him.

Will Quince, ministerial aide to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, has quit over Brexit.

“Who?” I hear you ask as one.

He’s the Tory MP for Colchester, and it’s no surprise if you haven’t heard of him because he’s only been an MP since 2015.

Despite being a Brexiter, he said he could not support Mrs May’s dire Brexit deal. According to the Telegraph, he said: “I wanted to support this Withdrawal Agreement, and I still want to support it, but unless the backstop is addressed to include either an end date or a unilateral exit mechanism, I cannot support it and so am resigning from the Government as a Parliamentary Private Secretary.

“I implore the Prime Minister to go back to the European Union and find another way, to make this Withdrawal Agreement something we can all support.”

His announcement has been met with – let’s be honest – fatigue:

It’s a good point. We’re all tired of this now – not of Brexit or the controversy surrounding it, but of the complete kack-handedness of the Conservative government.

Rather than continue subjecting us to a constant stream of incompetence and a dribble of ministerial resignations as one Tory after another gets a clue that they’re on a hiding to nothing, it’s time for them all to go.

Do they not realise that, by insisting on pushing Mrs May’s desperate “deal” on us, they are tarnishing the Tory brand forever?

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One Comment

  1. nivekd December 9, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I thought he was a minor character in Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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