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Indian-origin minister, 2 others resign from divided UK Cabinet

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 16, 2018, 1:45 am IST
Updated Nov 16, 2018, 1:45 am IST
Cabinet saying he “cannot in good conscience” support the draft of the withdrawal agreement with the 28-member bloc.
British Prime Minister Theresa May
 British Prime Minister Theresa May

London: Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership was in jeopardy after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Indian-origin minister Shailesh

Vara and two other ministers resigned on Thursday from her divided Cabinet over UK's “half-baked” divorce deal with the European Union.

 

Minutes after Vara stepped down as Northern Ireland minister, Prime Minister May was hit by a bigger blow as her Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned from the Cabinet saying he “cannot in good conscience” support the draft of the withdrawal agreement with the 28-member bloc.

“We are a proud nation and it is a sad day when we are reduced to obeying rules made by other countries who have shown that they do not have our best interestsat heart. We can and must do better than this. The people of the UK deserve better,” said Vara, Conservative Party MP.

 

He attacked the draft withdrawal agreement which would form the basis of the UK's exit from the EU by March, 29, 2019 as a “half-way house with no time limit on when we will finally become a sovereign nation”.

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