David Davis has finally resigned as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union late Sunday night. He had threatened to do so on around five occasions over the past year.
He has also brought down two other ministers from the Department for Exiting the European Union with him, Steve Baker and Suella Braverman.
The problem with writing this Weekly Review is that the story is constantly evolving on Monday morning as I write this.
Since I’ve started a number of further Conservative MPs have commented in support of David Davis, including Andrea Jenkyns, Andrew Bridgen and Bernard Jenkin.
Jenkin’s comments were particularly damning;
“There has been a massive haemorrhage of trust in the last few days because in all my meetings with the prime minister, I never expected this to be the result. And I never expected the vicious briefing against Eurosceptics in the cabinet to take place as it has done…..This isn’t cabinet government and if the prime minister thinks she has consent and support from every member of her cabinet she is deluding herself, as we have just seen.”
Theresa May will announce her next Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union today and we will probably see any further resignations shortly while they have the shield of David Davis.
I’ll sign off for this now and will write something later on today or in the week when more information emerges….