Amber Rudd resigns from the Cabinet and the Conservative Party. So, Boris must be doing something right!
The former Work and Pensions Secretary resigned her Cabinet post and quit the Conservative Party in a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Remainer Rudd moaned that she had not received updates from Boris Johnson concerning negotiations with the EU, in particular, progress on finding solutions to the Irish backstop.
She was the Work and Pensions Secretary. Considering the number of leaks in the past that undermined Theresa May, it would have been quite a good reason for Boris to release information on a “need to know basis.”
Rudd was also critical of the Prime Minister’s decision to sack 21 rebels from the party:
“I must also address the assault on decency and democracy that took place last week when you sacked 21 talented, loyal one nation Conservatives”.
“This short-sighted culling of my colleagues has stripped the party of broad-minded and dedicated Conservative MPs. I cannot support this act of political vandalism.”
Amber Rudd wants to stop a no-deal Brexit
So, she now plans to work with the 21 expelled Tory rebels to stop a no-deal Brexit.
It is a complete mystery to most Brexiteers how she can describe such people as loyal. Who are they loyal to?
They aren’t loyal to the Prime Minister, the government, the wider Conservative Party, or to the electorate that voted by majority to leave the EU in 2016.
Additionally, they are not loyal to the Conservative manifesto that promised to take us out of the single market and customs union.
Those 21 MPs — many of whom were elected in Leave majority constituencies — have since decided to oppose central Conservative Party policy.
They have attempted to manipulate the public into believing that the European Research Group (ERG) Conservatives are somehow the close-minded extremists in all of this.
People want Brexit done
Amber Rudd is just chasing headlines. A government spokesman said last night “Resignations to chase headlines won’t change the fact that people want Brexit done”.
Leave voters everywhere will be relieved that such a person is no longer in the Cabinet. No government needs a bunch of ‘fifth columnists’ Remainers undermining everything.
So far, Remainer MPs, especially Conservative ones, have been untrustworthy, going back on their promises. How Remainers can claim Boris Johnson is untrustworthy, is beyond reasoned thinking.
The Amber Rudd resignation must not deflect the government’s efforts to bring about Brexit by 31st October, by whatever means.
Update: There are some reports that she has not resigned from the Conservative Party and that she has only surrended the ‘Conservative whip’. Surely, it’s only a matter of time before she is expelled from the party?
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