Nigel Adams, the MP for Selby and Ainsty, has resigned from his post as a junior Wales minister in protest at the Prime Minister’s decision to pivot to working with Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit.
His letter to the Prime Minister is pretty blunt, saying:
‘I and many others agreed with your previous position that no deal is better than a bad deal.
It now seems that you and your Cabinet have decided that a deal – cooked up with a Marxist who has never once in his political life put British interests first – is better than no deal.
I profoundly disagree with this approach and I have therefore decided that I must reluctantly tender my resignation.’
Given the strength of Tory dissatisfaction with May’s new position, he might not be the last to go today.