Chris Heaton-Harris
Chris Heaton-Harris

Brexit crisis: Second Conservative minister resigns

ANI | Updated: Apr 03, 2019 23:03 IST

London [Britain], Apr 3 (ANI): Signalling all is not well in UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet, second Conservative minister Chris Heaton-Harris quit on Wednesday (local time) after May's decision to hold talks with the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. 
Chris Heaton-Harris had served as an Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union since last year. 
"After much contemplation, I have decided to leave Theresa May's Government. I'm grateful to the PM for giving me the opportunity to serve the UK and I will continue to represent my constituents as the MP for Daventry," tweeted Chris Heaton-Harris.

This comes hours after Nigel Adams, a junior Wales minister resigned. Adams, in his resignation letter, accused the Prime Minister of "cooking up" a deal with Corbyn "who has never once in his political life put British interests first."
May is expected to meet Corbyn later Wednesday. This decision of talks was taken during seven hours of the cabinet meeting, reported Xinhua.
On this offer, Corbyn responded that he was "very happy" to meet May, adding that he recognised his "responsibility to represent the people that supported Labour in the last election and the people who didn't support Labour." 
No resolution seems to be in sight for the UK as the British Parliament had earlier rejected a "no-deal Brexit" scenario.
The EU, on the other hand, has reiterated on multiple occasions that the previously negotiated Withdrawal Agreement, which has now been rejected thrice, is the best that can be put on offer.
In yet another blow for the British Prime Minister, British lawmakers on Monday voted against all four possible alternative plans proposed for the Withdrawal Agreement, which included plans to hold a second referendum, retaining much closer economic ties after leaving the EU, or stopping Brexit to prevent a no-deal departure. (ANI)