May’s Gov’t ‘F*cked’ as Brexit Deal Tanks and Ministers Quit
After months of work, the PM presented her EU divorce plan Wednesday. By morning, her ministers were dropping like flies.
LONDON—Theresa May’s government—which has lurched from one crisis to another ever since she took over as Britain’s prime minister in 2016—is under siege from her own cabinet, with two high-profile ministers quitting in the space of one hour Thursday morning, the day after she presented the deal she’d struck with the EU for the U.K.’s exit to near-universal criticism.
The two ministers, which included the cabinet secretary in charge of Brexit, have quit in protest after May revealed the culmination of months of negotiations Wednesday—only to have her efforts panned by both sides of the EU debate. May is a single-issue prime minister, and the harsh verdict on her deal seriously imperils her leadership.