The DWP Secretary Esther McVey has become the third Tory Minister to quit in as many hours over Theresa May’s highly contentious proposed Brexit deal.
Earlier this morning I informed the Prime Minister I was resigning from her Cabinet pic.twitter.com/ZeBkL5n2xH
— Esther McVey (@EstherMcVey1) November 15, 2018
McVey joins the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and the Minister of state for Northern Ireland Shailesh Vara to quit the Cabinet in the last three hours.
It is now unquestionable that an organised coup is underway against the Prime Minister.
Sources also indicate that another Minister is primed to resign shortly before Theresa May’s statement to the House of Commons at 10:30.
UPDATE: Indeed they have. Suella Braverman, a Minister in Theresa May’s Brexit department, has also now gone.
It is with deep regret and after reflection that I have had to tender my resignation today as a Brexit Minister. Thank you for the opportunity. I look forward to working to support Brexit from the Backbenches. This has not been an easy decision. pic.twitter.com/C0kply8aLE
— Suella Braverman MP (@SuellaBraverman) November 15, 2018