Simon Burns Quits as Minister to Run For Deputy Speaker

Likely to lose his Transport minister job in the upcoming reshuffle anyway, Simon Burns is resigning to run for Deputy Speaker. Tory MPs will relish the chance to give the job to the man who called Bercow a “stupid sanctimonious dwarf”…

Via Tim Shipman

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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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