London, July 9 : Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned as a government minister, threatening Prime Minister Theresa May’s government stability .
May has accepted Davis’ resignation, according to a statement from her office.
“The general direction of policy will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one,” Davis said in his resignation letter which was published by May’s office.
May’s minority government is facing crisis as speculation is rife in Westminster that a growing number of supporters of a harder Brexit, are calling for a leadership challenge.
The surprising move came days after May secured her cabinet’s support for her Brexit plan despite claims from the Brexiteer camp that it was “too soft.”
Davis, who was appointed Brexit secretary in 2016, was responsible for negotiating Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.