David Davis, British Brexit Secretary, resigns: United Kingdom media reports

David Davis resignation

May said she's sorry that David chose to leave "when we have already made so much progress towards delivering a smooth and successful Brexit", adding that on Friday, "we as the Cabinet agreed a comprehensive and detailed proposal which provides a precise, responsible, and credible basis for progressing our negotiations towards a new relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union after we leave in March".

After the hours-long meeting at Chequers, May seemed to have persuaded the most vocal Brexit campaigners in the cabinet, including Davis, to back her plan to press for "a free trade area for goods" with the European Union and maintain close trade ties.

Mr Carlaw said: "The only thing unravelling in the last week has been Nicola Sturgeon's government, with a collapsed education policy, a shambles over votes on Heathrow and then a totally botched government reshuffle of her own making".

The resignation comes two days after the whole of the cabinet met at Chequers to agree Britain's negotiating position.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of a group of Brexit supporters in the Conservative Party, said Davis' resignation proved that their concerns were well-founded.

As the minister responsible for the Brexit negotiations, Davis is a major voice in the debate in the UK.

Veteran Tory Eurosceptic Sir Bill Cash told Sky that discussions were now being held as to whether Mrs May's plans amounted to a "proper Brexit".

"In his resignation letter, Davis said he believes May's plan will "make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real", as the "'common rule book policy' hands control of large swathes of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense".

Davis was appointed two years ago to head up the newly created Department for Exiting the European Union after Britain voted to leave the bloc in a referendum.

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Mr Russell said the proposals, agreed after a marathon Cabinet meeting at Chequers, were a "step in the right direction".

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, tweeted that the resignation "at such a crucial time" showed that May "has no authority left and is incapable of delivering Brexit".

The prime minister will have a crunch meeting with members of her Tory party to discuss her plan in Parliament on Monday evening. She can not deliver Brexit and our country is at a complete standstill, while the Tories indulge in their leadership tussling.

There is now growing speculation that the Prime Minister's plans could spark a leadership by pro-Brexit Conservative MPs.

Thomas Brooks, a professor of law and government at Durham University told Al Jazeera the resignation was "very bad" for Britain's embattled prime minister and "calamitous" for the country's Brexit negotiations.

But it became the silence of others such as David Davis, which hinted at the uneasiness of the truce which had been agreed.

- To trigger a formal leadership challenge, 48 Conservative lawmakers need to write to the chairman of a committee which represents the interests of Conservative members of parliament who are not part of the government.

The Foreign Secretary backed the proposals at Chequers despite claiming that defending the plans during the meeting was like "polishing a turd".

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