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A British view of the Brexit resignations

Last Friday, Theresa May’s Cabinet met to accept her plan for the UK’s future after Brexit. Over the weekend, a series of resignations began that could imperil her government. Rev. Richard Turnbull of the Oxford-based Centre for Enterprise, Markets, and Ethics analyzes these developments, and why they came about, in a new essay on Acton’s Religion & Liberty Transatlantic website.

He writes:

Late on Sunday, the British Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, resigned.

On Monday Boris Johnson, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, also resigned.

The problem that spurred both resignations is Brexit and specifically Theresa May’s handling of the British side of Brexit negotiations. …

Three issues lie at the core of Brexit: sovereignty, free trade, and immigration. This is how those principles compare to the Cabinet agreement, which led to these recent resignations….

Read the whole article here.

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Rev. Ben Johnson

Rev. Ben Johnson (@therightswriter) is an Eastern Orthodox priest and served as Executive Editor of the Acton Institute (2016-2021), editing Religion & Liberty, the Powerblog, and its transatlantic website. He has extensively researched the Alt-Right. Previously, he worked for LifeSiteNews and FrontPageMag.com, where he wrote three books including Party of Defeat (with David Horowitz, 2008). His work has appeared at DailyWire.com, National Review, The American Spectator, The Guardian, Daily Caller, National Catholic Register, Spectator USA, FEE Online, RealClear Policy, The Blaze, The Stream, American Greatness, Aleteia, Providence Magazine, Charisma, Jewish World Review, Human Events, Intellectual Takeout, CatholicVote.org, Issues & Insights, The Conservative, Rare.us, and The American Orthodox Institute. His personal websites are therightswriter.com and RevBenJohnson.com. His views are his own.