Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab Resigns Over EU Agreement

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a huge blow on Thursday (Nov 15) as Dominic Raab quit as her Brexit secretary, saying he “must resign” over the proposed EU withdrawal agreement.

 

“I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto,” he said in his resignation letter, published on his Twitter account.

 

“I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom,” he said.

 

Raab added that he was opposed to “an indefinite backstop arrangement” to guarantee the Irish border remains free-flowing, saying the EU would hold “a veto over our ability to exit”.

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