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As it stands two junior ministers you have never heard of, unless you’re ever so slightly politically obsessed, meaning not me, apparently, have resigned. And if I’m honest the only people that will probably care are their families, themselves and their bank-managers – but only because resigning means they take a pay-cut.
They have resigned over Theresa May’s decision to “reach across the aisle” (of the commons, not Asda) and purchase negotiations with the Leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn.
The first to resign, this morning, a junior minister in the Welsh office, Nigel Adams, who cited Jeremy Corbyn’s alleged Marxism as a part of the reason for his resignation. Turns out Mr Adams, MP, was also a government whip… That’s quite a lot of roles for someone I’ve never heard of.
The second to resign, Chris Heaton-Harris, he was a parliamentary under-secretary in the Brexit department, so like an assistants assistant. Anyway he resigned on the grounds that his job was no longer needed, as we clearly weren’t leaving the EU…
Apparently being in a Customs Union is so offensive and means you’re still in Europe – I get his point, but surely his job involved more than alternative arrangement to a Customs Union, I mean there is more to our involvement with the EU is there not?
Anyway, if they’re are any more resignations today I’ll update them here, unless they warrant their own post (which I actually doubt, the extra pay needs to be pushed into the Caymen Islands ASAP)…