In the carnage of May’s fake Brexit deal, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Northern Ireland minister Shailesh Vara, and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey have already resigned.
The greatest blow to Theresa is the loss of Raab, who was the mastermind behind the deal, that even he doesn’t believe in. With most of the House of Commons, including the Labour party, and significant numbers in the Tory party, opposed to such a deal, the maths is not in Theresa’s favour. Her job is in jeopardy.
This is the second Brexit Secretary that has resigned from May’s Cabinet, with formerly David Davis having quit. To try and save face, May has offered Michael Gove, a staunch Brexiteer, the job of Brexit Secretary. This is in response to mounting fears he may quit the Government, as the next minister to resign.
There are fears Mr Gove may opt for a pact with the Devil. He was said to have been supportive of the Prime Minister’s position at the emergency Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He also backed Mrs May’s Chequers deal in July.
Mr Gove has been absent from the Commons this morning for personal reasons.
If Gove, a serious contender for Prime Minister, accepts the Brexit Sec role, in these circumstances, it could be the finishing of him, as he will lose backing of hardcore true Brexiteers.
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