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UK News Will more ministers resign over direction of Brexit?

15:06  12 june  2018
15:06  12 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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The resignation of Justice minister Phillip Lee is a significant blow to the government on the morning of an already tight vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Dr Lee has long harboured doubts about the current Brexit strategy, but has chosen to act just hours before the whips were carefully counting the numbers.

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Dr Lee, a practicing doctor whose Berkshire constituency neighbours the prime minister's and is well known to her, indicated he will vote against the government in the crucial "meaningful vote" division this afternoon.

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He described ministers' plan to only allow MPs to choose between "no deal" and its deal as a "fake choice" between a bad deal and even worse, which he "cannot countenance".

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He shocked Westminster by announcing his resignation away from the cameras at a conference of the Tory think-tank Bright Blue.

"When MPs vote on the House of Lords' amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill, I will support the amendment, which will empower Parliament to reject a bad deal and direct the government to re-enter discussions," Dr Lee said.

"For me, this is about the important principle of parliamentary sovereignty."

The House of Lords made 15 amendments to the Brexit Bill © PA The House of Lords made 15 amendments to the Brexit Bill He also backed a referendum on the terms of the exit deal, saying: "When the government is able to set out an achievable, clearly defined path - one that has been properly considered, whose

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PRIME Minister Theresa May is facing a “revolt” by civil servants over what they see as her confused and directionless Brexit strategy for leaving the European Union. “They are reflecting the concerns at the general behaviour of Mrs May’s team and the lack of direction , coupled with the general desire to

implications have been foreseen, and that is rooted in reality not dogma - it should go to the people, once again, to seek their confirmation."

The resignation and the threat of more ministers following suit have thrown the numbers for this and subsequent votes up in the air.

The government was already facing a knife-edge calculation as to whether to accept a Dominic Grieve compromise amendment on the "meaningful vote", tabled last night.

It had been receiving some encouragement from former rebels including Nicky Morgan, but Mr Grieve and other former ministers such as Ken Clarke and Anna Soubry were standing firm.

The question now is will other MPs who share Phillip Lee's concerns follow suit, today or in the coming weeks?

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Pound Drops to a Seven-Month Low After May's Brexit Vote Defeat .
The pound dropped to a seven-month low against the dollar after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May lost a vote on her Brexit legislation in the House of Lords. Sterling fell for the second day versus the greenback as market focus turns to the another vote on Wednesday, this time in the House of Commons. Lawmakers in the un-elected upper house backed an amendment late Monday to ensure a “meaningful vote” for Parliament on any deal with the European Union. The vote in the Commons could further determine the outcome of Brexit talks.

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