David Davis’s special adviser lashes out

David Davis's special adviser lashes out
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Oh dear. At one point this weekend, it seemed as though Theresa May had pulled off a blinder – getting her Cabinet Brexiteers to sign up to her soft Brexit plan. Not so anymore after Davis Davis resigned late last night. And it seems, Davis and his band of Brexiteers are not about to make life easy for their Remain-minded colleagues in the Tory party.

Steve Baker has followed Davis in resigning from DexEU. As for Davis's special adviser and former MP Stewart Jackson? Well, he spent last night lashing out at journalists and MPs. Responding to his former colleague Sarah Wollaston – a Tory Remain rebel – complaining about the complexities of Brexit, Jackson said:

'15 minutes of my life listening to Sarah Wollaston whingeing about Brexit in November is time I'll never get back.'

This is all about to get very messy.

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