United Kingdom: Brexit Minister David Davis Resigned

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The resigning British Minister in charge of Brexit, David Davis

British Brexit Minister David Davis resigned on Sunday. He disagreed with Prime Minister Theresa May on the trade relationship with Europe

British Brexit Minister David Davis resigned Sunday, two days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured the government’s agreement to maintain a close post-Brexit trade relationship with the EU. reported the BBC and the PA news agency.

The resignation was followed by Brexit Secretary of State Steve Baker, according to British media reports.

Mr Davis, a Eurosceptic appointed two years ago to head a ministry created after the British vote to leave the European Union, has repeatedly threatened in recent months to leave office because of disagreements with Mrs May, according to the British media.

Conservative MP Peter Bone said he “did the right thing,” saying May’s proposals had Brexit “only the name” and were “not acceptable”.

An old road of politics

The proposals, which Mrs May is due to present to British MPs on Monday, before submitting them in Brussels, plan to set up a free trade area and a new customs model with the 27 European states, in order to maintain a “friction free” trade with the EU continent.

Mr. Davis, 69, is an old man in British politics.

Secretary of State for European Affairs from 1994 to 1997, he was in 2005 a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party but was defeated by David Cameron.

He is a member of Haltemprice and Howden, a constituency in northeastern England.

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