The resignations of Rory Stewart, Johnson’s one-time rival for the leadership, and Amber Rudd, the former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, have reportedly inspired dozens of other Tories to threaten to resign over their objections to a ‘no deal’ Brexit. According to the Times of London, Johnson is facing “a new cabinet rebellion” over the possibility of a “no-deal” Brexit.
A group of five ministers, Nicky Morgan, Julian Smith, Robert Buckland, Matt Hancock and Geoffrey Cox (May’s Attorney General) are threatening to leave the party if Johnson fails to negotiate a deal with Europe.
The report follows a “fractious” cabinet meeting where ministers complained about Johnson’s chief advisor, Dominic Cummings.
“Cabinet will set the strategy, not an unelected official. If this is an attempt to do that then it will fail. We are not a cabinet of sock puppets,” one minister told the Times.