5 Times DD Didn’t Resign

After today’s double false alarm, Guido takes a look back at the other times David Davis threatened to resign as Brexit Secretary. And then didn’t…

  • In November last year Davis was said to be preparing to resign after the Mail On Sunday published the Gove-Boris letter. He didn’t.
  • In December last year Davis warned May he would walk if Damian Green was sacked. He didn’t.
  • In March Davis was said to have told ministers he would go over fishing. He didn’t.
  • In April friends of Davis briefed he could go over the customs partnership. He didn’t.
  • This week he threatened to resign (several times) over the backstop fudge. He didn’t.

No one in the government or Tory party has come out of today well.

H/T New Statesman



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