British ministers quit over draft Brexit agreement

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London, Nov 15 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and another senior UK minister resigned on Thursday, just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May secured her Cabinet’s backing on a draft EU withdrawal deal following lengthy and tense meetings with her government.

Raab, who only took office in July when his predecessor David Davis quit due to his conflicting views with May, said that he “cannot in good conscience support” the UK’s draft Brexit agreement with the EU, the BBC reported.

His resignation, just as the Brexit negotiations appeared to be entering their twilight stages, came as a huge blow to May amid growing calls among hardline Tories for a vote of no confidence against their leader.

May was set to speak in the Parliament later in the day to sell the new “divorce deal”.