Brexit: MP Suella Braverman quits as Brexit Minister

UPDATE 4:00 pm:

Brexit Minister Suella Braverman is the latest member of Parliament to quit following ministers Dominic Raab and Esther McVey earlier today.

UPDATE 3:30 pm:
The resignation of Dominic Raab as the UK’s Brexit Secretary was followed about an hour later by Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey.

While Raab was a leading Brexiteer, he was thought to have been on board with May’s plan, albeit reluctantly. His sudden resignation, allied with that of McVey and the junior Northern Ireland minister earlier in the day, fuels the sense of crisis surrounding May’s leadership. (CNN)

11:00 am

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet has decided to back the text of the draft withdrawal agreement after a meeting that lasted nearly five hours.

According to The Guardian, the draft agreement was drawn up this week in Brussels by EU and UK negotiators and will contain the “divorce” issues surrounding Brexit. It includes a commitment to protect the rights of EU nationals in the UK and Britons living in the EU to continue living, working and studying.

The most contentious part of the negotiations is a “backstop”, which aims to guarantee that physical checks will not be reintroduced at the border with the Irish Republic.

This consensus, that has been reached nearly two-and-a-half years after Britain voted to leave the bloc, will have to be passed through parliament earlier rather than later in December to take Brexit to a conclusive finale.