Bracknell MP Dr Phillip Lee quits Government over Brexit

Dr Phillip Lee MP in front of Houses of Parliament

Just down the road in Bracknell, their Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has caused a stir in the media by resigning from the government over Brexit. Unlike some other resignations that have taken place previously, this one is very much for the right reasons.

In his own words:

The main reason for my taking this decision now is the Brexit process and the Government’s wish to limit Parliament’s role in contributing to the final outcome in a vote that takes place today.

“If, in the future, I am to look my children in the eye and honestly say that I did my best for them I cannot, in all good conscience, support how our country’s exit from the EU looks set to be delivered.

He went on to express his support for a second referendum:

When the Government is able to set out an achievable, clearly defined path – one that has been properly considered, whose implications have been foreseen, and that is rooted in reality and evidence, not dreams and dogma – it should go to the people, once again, to seek their confirmation,

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