Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab has tendered his resignation to Prime Minister, Theresa May, over a proposed EU withdrawal agreement.
Raab said he could not back the draft deal : “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto,” he said.
“You deserve a Brexit secretary who can make the case for the deal you are pursuing with conviction.
“I must resign.”
Raab, who had been in place since July, resigned less than an hour after Shailesh Vara quit as a junior Northern Ireland minister over the draft accord.
European Council President Donald Tusk said in Brussels that unless problems emerge as EU member states examine the deal, he will host a summit to sign the accord in Brussels on November 25.
Raab had backed Britain leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum, while Vara wanted the UK to stay in the bloc.