PressTV-UK Conservative Party whip resigns over PM’s Brexit deal

A UK member of parliament, who helped enforce discipline in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party, has resigned over her Brexit deal with the European Union which faces a crucial vote in parliament on Tuesday.

Gareth Johnson, who served as a Tory whip, submitted his resignation to May on Monday, saying he had failed in his mission to try to convince lawmakers to back May’s Brexit agreement.

“Over the last few weeks, I have tried to reconcile my duties as a Whip to assist the Government to implement the European Withdrawal Agreement, with my own personal objection to the agreement,” said Johnson in a resignation letter to May.

The Tory lawmaker said May’s Brexit deal, which many believe would suffer an outright defeat in the House of Commons in a vote on Tuesday, “would be detrimental to our nation’s interests.”

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