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Conservative Minister Phillip Lee Quits Over Brexit in Major Blow To Theresa May

Justice Minister Phillip Lee has quit the Government just hours before crunch votes on Brexit.The Bracknell MP, who backed Remain in the EU Referendum, announced on Twitter he was stepping down from the post he had held since July 2016.He only told Theresa May he was quitting minutes before a meeting of the Cabinet at 9.30.Lee’s resignation has prompted rumours that other Government ministers could follow, with one Remain-backing Tory MP telling HuffPost UK: “Questions is whether the others we know feel the same will go.”In statement on his website,...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Tuesday, 12 June