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Britain’s Work Sec. resigns in protest of PM Johnson’s Brexit approach

LONDON, British’s Secretary of Work and Pensions Amber Rudd announced her resignation on Saturday in protest of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit approach, and expulsion of 21 conservative MPs from the party.

Rudd, in her resignation letter to Johnson cited by media, said she joined the cabinet “in good faith: accepting that ‘No Deal’ had to be on the table, because it was the means by which we would have the best chance of achieving a new deal to leave on 31 October.

“However I no longer believe leaving with a deal is the government’s main objective,” she said.

Rudd said sacking of 21 Conservative MPs was an “assault on decency and democracy,” and stripped the party from lawmakers who were undoubtedly loyal for the party and nation.

Rudd’s resignation is a blow to Johnson following resignation of his brother Jo as Minister of business.

Source: Kuwait News Agency