“Theresa May’s battle to win wider backing for her Brexit deal was dealt a severe blow on Thursday morning by the resignation of Dominic Raab, the minister responsible for negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU,” the Financial Times reports.
“Mr. Raab, who was only appointed this summer after the resignation of David Davis, said in his resignation letter that he could not support an ‘indefinite backstop arrangement.”
“His departure is likely to embolden other Eurosceptic ministers to quit the government and makes it less likely that Mrs. May can get her plan through parliament.”
One U.K. government minister told the Daily Beast that the government was “fucked, in every hole” and admitted this could be the endgame for May, saying there were three possible routes: May resigns as prime minister, she fights a leadership challenge in her party, or she calls an election.