Doughty – Olly Robbins’ departure shows all is not well at DExEU

Oliver Robbins, the permanent secretary of the Department for Exiting the European Union, is stepping down just a year into the job, it has been announced.

Commenting, Stephen Doughty MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“Boris Johnson may be back-seat driving, but the car is now in danger of spinning wildly out of control. 

“We’ve already seen Lord Bridges and Lord Price, the Government’s ministers for Brexit and trade in the House of Lords, resign in recent weeks. This is just the latest indication that all is not well at DExEU.

“The Prime Minister needs to get a grip, and personnel changes won’t be enough – she needs to rethink her entire approach and put the Single Market and Customs Union back on the table.”