Second British minister steps down over draft Brexit deal

British Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey on Thursday resigned over the draft Brexit agreement, becoming the second cabinet member to step down hours before British Prime Minister Theresa May is to speak to the parliament to sell the new “divorce deal”.

McVey said the European Union (EU) withdrawal deal, which was reached Tuesday by Britain and the EU, “did not honour the result of the referendum.”

“This is a matter of trust,” she said in her resignation letter. “It is about the future of our country and the integrity of our democracy.”

The latest development came after the resignation of Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, who said that he “cannot in good conscience support” the draft Brexit agreement between London and Brussels.

“No democratic nation has ever signed up to be bound by such an extensive regime,” Raab said.

(Source: Xinhua, photo Twitter)

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