CONSTRUCTION MINISTER, Richard Harrington, has stepped down from his post in order to vote against the government’s proposed Brexit plans.
During his 14 months in post, Richard was responsible for an industry that he claims is feeling the effects of Brexit on a daily basis.
In his resignation letter, sent to Theresa May on Monday (25 March 2019), Richard touched on the grievances that many businesses within the construction sector have: “The clear message I have been receiving from the business community is that the failure to secure a deal and to rule out a hard Brexit is resulting in cancelled investment decisions, business being placed abroad, and a sense of ridicule for British business, across the world.”
Two other ministers resigned alongside Richard: Foreign Office minister, Alistair Burt and health minister, Steve Brine.
The day after the resignation of the construction minister, (26 March 2019), MPs voted to take control of the parliamentary timetable in an unprecedented move to try to find a majority for any Brexit option.
The full letter reads: