Brexquit­ters

THREE MORE MIN­IS­TERS IN ‘AD­VANCED TALKS’ TO WALK OUT

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Keir Mudie DEPUTY PO­LIT­I­CAL EDI­TOR

“There’s no dif­fer­ence be­tween them in that there’s to­tal op­po­si­tion to the Che­quers pro­pos­als,” he said.

“Mrs May has been fired at – can­non to the left, can­non to the right – but is charg­ing on into the jaws of death.

“This process has ab­so­lutely not de­liv­ered what the Bri­tish peo­ple might have ex­pected when they voted to leave the EU. My con­cern is not the Govern­ment col­laps­ing, it’s mak­ing clear we can’t go on with this pro­posal.

“It needs to die a death and if as a re­sult of that there is a re­think of where we are, so be it.

“Some things are more im­por­tant than the sur­vival of a govern­ment.” NO.10 is braced for more res­ig­na­tions af­ter Boris John­son’s brother Jo quit.

Sources say three min­is­ters are in “ad­vanced talks” to fol­low Trans­port Min­is­ter Jo John­son’s lead.

An in­sider said: “They are plan­ning the right time to do it. Andrea Lead­som and Es­ther Mcvey will be think­ing about it. And Sa­jid Javid and Jeremy Hunt will be hav­ing a look at their po­si­tions.

“Do­minic Raab is the key one. If the Brexit Sec­re­tary goes, what does it say about the whole process?”

Jo, 46, backed Re­main in the 2016 vote and in his res­ig­na­tion state­ment on Fri­day called for a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum.

A back­bench source added: “Jo’s de­ci­sion shows there is an­other front open­ing. We knew Brex­i­teers are pre­pared to vote against what­ever deal Theresa May brings from Brus­sels. Now you have Re­main peo­ple who are equally hard­line when it comes to the ne­go­ti­a­tions.

“On top of the ones we know are get­ting ready to re­sign, there are at least a dozen more think­ing about whether they can sup­port Mrs May.”

Re­mainer Tory MP Anna Soubry said: “Jo isn’t the only min­is­ter who shares th­ese views and I hope oth­ers will fol­low his lead.”

SUPPORTER: Stan­ley with his son Jo

KEY: Do­minic Raab

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