“We Don’t Deal With the Tea Boy”

If Davis Davis was in any doubt as to how he has been rendered impotent by Number 10, Playbook quotes an Irish minister:

“We deal with Olly Robbins. We don’t deal with the tea boy.” 

It’s a zinger because it’s true. You have to wonder how much more DD can take – every few days there are briefings against him from Remainers in Downing Street and Whitehall, openly deriding the Brexit Secretary in the press for failing to steer the government away from the alignment course set by Robbins. How much more will he have to take at Chequers next week…




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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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