He praises the work done by civil servants to prepare for exit without a deal – and suggests the Prime Minister has not been fully informed of their progress.
‘I profoundly disagree with this approach and I have therefore decided that I must reluctantly tender my resignation.’
If this Prime Minister won’t or can’t sack them, her successor should. That is the only way to preserve the basis on which government functions.
In previous contests, service in Cabinet was seen as a requirement. Now it could even be seen as a weakness.
By combining all the Cabinet approval ratings for the year, we can see the true scope of members’ dissatisfaction.
They are now coming so fast as to necessitate this list, which will be updated as the day continues.
The legacy of past disorganisation in our Party’s machine even affects those at the top.
Meanwhile, Hammond’s approval rating plumbs new depths – as Fox and Raab gain ground after criticising the Treasury’s Brexit forecasts.
‘…the Brexit White Paper will inevitably put me in direct conflict with the views expressed by a large section of my constituents….’
Geoffrey Cox becomes Attorney General.
Davis was not alone in being kept in the dark – ministers in various departments have been wrongly left out of Brexit planning done by their own civil servants.
“I would like to place on record my appreciation for the service you have given,” she replies.
Downing Street sends a not-very-subtle message in its choice of successors in the mini-reshuffle.
“I cannot support this policy with the sincerity and resolve which will be necessary,” he says in his letter to the Prime Minister.
‘The inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real.’