Responding to the resignation of Rt Hon David Davis MP as Brexit Secretary, John Longworth, Co-Chair of Leave Means Leave said:

“This was a brave and principled decision following the Chequers betrayal by the Prime Minister.

“Having played a core role in securing victory for Leave in the EU referendum, David knows that the Prime Minister’s Brexit policy is far from what the British people voted for.

“The proposal is full of civil service speak that says one thing but means something totally different. It should also be remembered that the EU will negotiate from here – thus the end result would be far worse.

“We also welcome the decision taken by Steve Baker and Suella Braverman to resign from the Government.

“The Prime Minister has deceived the electorate. We urge more ministers to make their opposition to the Government’s calamitous Brexit policy clear by resigning.”