Gareth Johnson resigns: Tory Whip leaves the government before Theresa May passes the Brexit deal - Evening Standard

Gareth Johnson resigns: Tory Whip leaves the government before Theresa May passes the Brexit deal - Evening Standard

Tory Whip Gareth Johnson has resigned from the government to resist Theresa May's Brexit deal at this week's significant vote.

The Dartford MP, who voted in favor of the referendum in 2016, wrote a letter to the Prime Minister, saying the backing in his agreement: "Our country does not have a clear, unilateral way out of the European Union and ensures that we are bound to it. " Negotiate trade agreements ".

"This agreement prevents us from taking back control and could instead have been constantly restricted by the European Union," he said. "Like you, I am not only a conservative but also a dedicated trade unionist, and I can not accept the additional regulatory requirements demanded by Northern Ireland that would distinguish it from the rest of the United Kingdom."

He said the move was "perhaps the most difficult decision I've ever made," he added, "I decided it was time to turn my loyalty to my country over my loyalty to the government."

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