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Vitenskaps- og universitetsminister, Sam Gyimah, trakk seg fredag fra regjeringen fordi han ikke kan gå god for Brexit-avtalen Theresa May forsøker å selge. Han er den sjette statsråden som går av pga avtalen.

Gyimah var junior-statsråd, i likhet med flere av de andre.

British science and universities minister, Sam Gyimah, quit Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Friday, the sixth minister to resign in protest of her proposed Brexit deal with the European Union.

Men det som likevel gjør hans avgang til en belastning er at Gyimah var Remain og likevel sier han at avtalen representerer at tap av suverenitet som Storbritannia ikke kan leve med.

Gyimah, a junior-ranking minister who campaigned in the 2016 vote to keep Britain in the EU, said May’s deal meant Britain would surrender its “voice and its veto” and that the prime minister should not rule out the prospect of a second referendum. (…)

“It has become increasingly clear to me that the proposed deal is not in the British national interest, and that to vote for this deal is to set ourselves up for failure,” Gyimah wrote in a resignation statement published by the Daily Telegraph newspaper. “We will be losing, not taking control of our national destiny.”

Når både tilhengere og motstandere av Brexit er mot avtalen, er den ikke lett å selge.

 

Another UK minister quits in protest at PM May’s Brexit deal