UK minister Amber Rudd resigns, in new setback for PM

Secretary of state for work and pensions posted her announcement on Twitter on Saturday night
UK minister Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd has resigned from the Cabinet and surrendered the Conservative whip in protest at Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit.

The Hastings and Rye MP said she was relinquishing the Tory whip after the prime minister sacked 21 rebels this week.

I have resigned from Cabinet and surrendered the Conservative Whip. I cannot stand by as good, loyal moderate Conservatives are expelled. I have spoken to the PM and my Association Chairman to explain. I remain committed to the One Nation values that drew me into politics.

Secretary of state for work and pensions posted her announcement on Twitter on Saturday night

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