UK Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to fight for her draft Brexit deal with the European Union after the resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers threatened her exit strategy and her job.
At a press conference in London on Thursday, May underlined her determination to stay the course amid the chances of impeachment from opposition lawmakers.
A draft Brexit deal was agreed on Tuesday between London and Brussels after a year and a half of negotiations aimed at unwinding nearly 46 years of British membership in the EU.
Just over 12 hours after May announced that her cabinet had agreed to the terms of the deal, Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and work and pensions minister Esther McVey resigned.
“I believe that this is a deal which does deliver that which is in the national interest,” May said.
The prime minister said that she “put the national interest first” and added that she doesn’t “judge harshly those of my colleagues…