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EXCLUSIVE: Chris Green QUITS May Government and says Britain ‘won’t really leave the EU’ under her plan

THERESA May has faced yet another resignation from a Tory MP over her widely unpopular Brexit position.

Chris Green MP resigned from his position at the Department for Transport and said that May’s Brexit plan would mean Britain won’t really leave the EU.

Green, who is the MP for Bolton West said he would step down as a Parliamentary Private Secretary after May forced her Cabinet to keep Britain tied to the EU by stealth.

In his resignation letter to May, he said that her plan for Brexit would mean that Britain “would not really leave the EU”.

The Bolton MP campaigned for Leave and when Britain voted to leave the EU he said it marked a ‘clear direction’ from the electorate in Bolton.

Working-class Bolton voted to Leave the EU by a huge majority despite the local Labour party campaigning for Remain.

The town voted Leave 58.3% to 41.7% with Leave gaining 80,491 votes to Remains 57,589.

On Brexit night in 2016, Chris Green said: “It just goes to show how out of touch the modern Labour party is.” after the local Labour party campaigned for Remain.

Bolton voted to Leave the EU by a huge majority despite the local Labour party campaigning for Remain – on Brexit night, Green said: “It just goes to show how out of touch the modern Labour party is.” after the local Labour party campaigned for Remain.

In his resignation letter to May, he said that her plan for Brexit would mean that Britain “would not really leave the EU”.

Green said: “Parliament overwhelmingly decided to give the decision of whether to leave or remain in the European Union to the British people and they made an unambiguous decision that we ought to leave.

“I have always understood the idea in ‘Brexit means Brexit’ is that the final deal should be clear to me and my constituents – that we have, in no uncertain terms, left the European Union.

“This ought not to be about a legalistic interpretation of the broadest possible meaning of the Conservative 2017 manifesto.

“It must be clear to the electorate that, even if we do not fully leave at the end of March 2019, our full independence is gained in time for them to case their judgement at the following General Election.

“The direction the negotiations had been taking have suggested that we would not really leave the EU and the conclusion and statements following the Chequers summit confirmed my fears.

“I recognise that delivering Brexit is challenging, however, I had hoped at tonight’s meeting that there would be some certainty that my fears were unfounded but, instead, they have been confirmed.

“I have been grateful for the opportunity to serve as Parliamentary Private Secretary and it is with regret that I offer my resignation with immediate effect.”

Bolton UKIP councillor Sean Hornby who worked with Green during the EU Referendum exclusively spoke to Politicalite and said and that Greens resignation was the ‘right thing to do.’

“I think its the Honorable thing to do,” said Hornby. “The Brexit deal is very weak and we should’ve been saying a lot sooner ‘No, No, No’ to the European Commision and we haven’t been.”

“Theresa May has watered down the situation, she was a remainer right from the word go and the deal we have got is absolutely pathetic.”

Greens resignation came just hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit May’s failing government.

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