The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn left home this morning ahead of crunch talks with the Prime Minister. In response a Tory Minister stepped down from his post.
The Labour leader said he is ‘very happy’ to sit down with May to break Brexit deadlock but wants customs unions and guarantee of workers’ rights.
Yesterday May said: “I am taking action to break the logjam: I am offering to sit down with the leader of the opposition and to try to agree a plan that we would both stick to, to ensure that we leave the European Union.”
In response to May’s decision Nigel Adams resigned as a whip and a junior minister for Wales because he is opposed to reaching a deal with Jeremy Corbyn.
In his resignation letter, he says he thinks that May has made a “grave error.”
He says: “I and many others agreed with your previous position that no deal is better than a bad deal.
“It now seems that you and your cabinet have decided that a deal – cooked up with a Marxist who has never once in his political life put British interests first – is better than no deal.
“I profoundly disagree with this approach and I have therefore decided that I must reluctantly tender my resignation.”
Following yesterday’s cabinet, this morning I’ve been to Downing Street & resigned my position as UK Govt Minister for Wales & Govt Whip. I’m grateful to the PM for the opportunity to serve as a Minister since 2017 & will continue to serve my constituents from the backbenches. pic.twitter.com/W15xS4cOBP
— Nigel Adams MP (@nadams) April 3, 2019