Amber Rudd has resigned
Amber Rudd has resigned from Cabinet tonight and quit the Tory party over Boris Johnson’s ‘purge’ and his ‘failure’ to get a deal with the European Union.
PM Johnson loses another cabinet member. Apparently, conservatives in Britain do not allow themselves to be cowed like Republicans in the US. https://t.co/pu6AcGtCNj
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 7, 2019
The Work and Pensions Secretary delivered a withering attack on the Prime Minister, saying there was ‘no evidence’ that Mr. Johnson was actively seeking a deal with the EU.
So that’s Jo Johnson and Amber Rudd both resigning over Boris Johnson’s leadership in the space of a couple of days – the question now is will any others follow suit? Rudd certainly wasn’t the only cabinet minister with concerns about the current situation.
— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) September 7, 2019
Ms. Rudd called the Prime Minister’s exile of 21 Tory rebels this week an ‘assault on decency and democracy’ and pledged to fight the next election as an ‘independent Conservative.’
Amber Rudd Announce for Resigning
Amber Rudd today announces that she is resigning from the cabinet and quitting the Conservative Party over Boris Johnson’s “purge” of the party and his “failure” to pursue a deal with the EU.
Amber Rudd: “I no longer believe leaving with a deal is the government’s main objective. The government is expending a lot of energy to prepare for “No Deal” but I have not seen the same level intensity go into our talks with the EU” https://t.co/5LC9VXLd4Y
— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) September 7, 2019
In a move that will rock the government, the work and pensions secretary says she is quitting because there is “no evidence” Johnson is really seeking a deal with the European Union – despite claims that it is his priority.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Rudd also attacked the prime minister’s decision to kick out 21 senior Tories last week – including the former chancellors Ken Clarke and Philip Hammond and Churchill’s grandson Sir Nicholas Soames – as an “assault on decency and democracy”.
About Amber Resigning A Tweet
When the person happy to preside over the brutality of Universal Credit attacks you for “an assault on decency and democracy”, “political vandalism”, and can’t even bear to stay in the same party, you know just how far to the right you’ve lurched. #AmberRudd
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) September 7, 2019
She vowed to fight the next…