McGrory - Brexodus of Brexit and Trade ministers is perilous

Mark Garnier has been sacked as International Trade Minister. He becomes the fifth minister from across the Department for International Trade and the Department for Exiting the EU to go since the triggering of Article 50.

Commenting, James McGrory, Executive Director of Open Britain, said:

“The Brexodus of Brexit and Trade ministers continues with the fifth departure across two departments in the past year, which has also seen the resignation of the UK’s top civil servant in Brussels, and of the permanent secretary at DExEU. 

“At such a precarious moment for our country, the uncertainty this creates is perilous. No amount of personnel changes can resolve the fact that the Government’s ‘have our cake and eat it’ strategy is not deliverable.

“Instead, the Prime Minister should rethink her entire approach and put jobs and the economy first by negotiating to stay in the Single Market and Customs Union.”