It's another day and another Brexit shambles, as the man assigned to oversee the whole deal has just quit.
In a dramatic start to Thursday morning, Dominic Raab announced that he would be resigning from the job that he only took over back in July.
The Tory MP confirmed his departure on Twitter, on the grounds that he couldn't in good conscience support the deal proposed by Theresa May.
Today, I have resigned as Brexit Secretary. I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal wit… https://t.co/KF6fvigkGn— Dominic Raab (@Dominic Raab) 1542272021
Raab follows in the footsteps of Northern Ireland minister Shailesh Vara, who resigned earlier this morning, with Esther McVey and Suella Braverman also resigning in the wake of Raab's departure.
If you didn't need a further example of the state the country is in at the moment, this resignation pretty much defines it.
Brexit isn't working. The government is in chaos and nobody knows that is happening.
It times of such despair and seriousness you can always rely on the British people to have a gallows humour about the situation and thankfully the jokes have come through in spades.
Raab (whose only job was to get a good deal for the UK) has quit in protest of the deal being shit— James Felton (@James Felton) 1542272902
Raab is absolutely the sort of man who arranges to go paintballing at 9am on the second day of a stag do, then does… https://t.co/svzkhCOeva— David Whitley (@David Whitley) 1542272858
If Dominic Raab resigns I am bagsying ''Raab C Exit'' just FYI.— Kirsty Strickland (@Kirsty Strickland) 1542221536
Thank u, next https://t.co/stt1FMjU8N— Jacob (@Jacob) 1542272759
At least, Raab did learn that Britain is an island during his time on the cabinet, so it wasn't a complete waste of time.
Dominic Raab has resigned so he can do a geography degree— Bill Esterson (@Bill Esterson) 1542272784
This really isn't a good look for Theresa May.
And there goes the pound...
With everything up in the air, we can only presume what other parties will make of this.
Has anyone seen a Liberal Democrat?— Patrick Strudwick (@Patrick Strudwick) 1542270708
While there is something ridiculously amusing about this, it's worth bearing in mind just how dire the situation is.
I remember when I did my history degree that I once thought “gosh, wouldn’t it be interesting to live through a def… https://t.co/k236vH5bqv— George Osborn (@George Osborn) 1542272297