Brexit secretary, David Davis, resigned from his government post

Brexit secretary, David Davis, resigned from his government post on the 9th of July 2018. On Friday, 6th of July 2018, cabinet led by Teresa May agreed on a new Brexit plan, which many called "Soft Brexit". Mr Davis said that he does not believe in such a plan and he is no longer a suitable person to continue negotiations. He called his decision personal and said that the UK was “giving away too much and too easily" to the European Union. David Davis was on the post of Brexit secretary since 2016. 

As a result of 2016 referendum Great Britain should leave the European Union on  the 29th March, 2019. The resignation of Mr Davis can negatively affect the position of Theresa May, who is currently trying to win over Eurosceptic MPs.

In Mr Davis resignation letter to Teresa May, he pointed that “the current trend of policy and tactics" makes it "look less and less likely" that the UK would leave the customs union and single market and will only “lead to further demands for concessions”. In her response, Ms. May expressed her disagreement with Mr Davis's position and thanked him for his work as Brexit secretary. Davis's resignation was the fifth in current government in the course of the past eight months.

After the resignation of David Davis from the post of Brexit secretary, Mr Dominic Raab was appointed to take over his place. Mr. Raab, who is now a housing minister, was a strong supporter of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union during the referendum in 2016.


Posted on Jul 08, 2018.

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