David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary in major blow to May

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Theresa May's Government is in deep crisis after David Davis dramatically resigned as Brexit Secretary on Sunday night.

The 69-year-old had reportedly threatened to quit several times over a perceived lack of firmness in Britain's negotiating stance but had remained strictly loyal to the prime minister in public.

There has been substantial disquiet among Brexiteers about the Chequers agreement proposals - shown to Germany's Angela Merkel before her own Cabinet, according to some reports - which would leave Britain effectively still inside the EU's Single Market for goods and agricultural products but outside the Single Market for services - such as it is - and subject to a "common rulebook" dictated by the European Union court, as well as bound to European Union standards on state aid, employment, and other regulations and forced to collect customs duties on the bloc's behalf, among other onerous obligations. David Davis' resignation comes days after Theresa May secured the cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan despite claims from Brexit supporters, known as Breexiters, that it was too "soft", BBC News reports.

While May has supported a "softer" exit from the European Union, which leaves room for trade and continued financial ties with the bloc, many conservatives prefer a total break. Michael Gove, May's environment minister, said on Sunday that while the agreed negotiating stance was not ideal, he believed it delivered on handing back control to Britain.

In an ominous warning to the Prime Minister, about 60 per cent of those surveyed by the ConservativeHome website said the deal as outlined so far would be bad for Britain if implemented, and the same proportion said they would not support it.

However, Scottish Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw accused the First Minister and her party of "undermining Scotland's best chance of a deal with the EU".

After Cameron resigned following defeat in the Brexit referendum, Davis was appointed back in government by May, Cameron's replacement.

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Mr Russell said the proposals, agreed after a marathon Cabinet meeting at Chequers, were a "step in the right direction".

Asked by presenter Gordon Brewer what would happen if the majority of Scots voted again to stay in the European Union and the rest of the United Kingdom voted to leave, Mr Russell said: "That has to be laid out before the vote takes place".

Andrea Jenkyns, an MP who quit a government post over Brexit, said it was "fantastic news".

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Speaking on the Sunday Politics Scotland programme, Scottish Conservative MP Andrew Bowie said he had seen a three page summary of what was agreed at Chequers but was awaiting the publication of the full white paper later this week.

"That is not something that this country voted for; it's not what the Prime Minister promised..." Well done David Davis for having the principal and guts to resign.

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