Today, the UK science and universities minister resigned from office to express his disapproval of the Brexit deal. He is the sixth minister since the UK sealed the deal for his exit from the EU.
The resignation is another blow for British Prime Minister Theresa May, while the debate in the House of Commons on the Brexit agreement is to open next week, before a vote on 11 December.
May had already lost Tuesday the support of one of her closest allies in Parliament, Michael Fallon.
“It has become clear to me that the proposed deal is not in the national interest of Britain, and voting in favor of this deal is exposing us to a fiasco”, Minister Sam Gyimah writes in a statement announcing his resignation.