Minister who quit over Brexit hints more could follow

By Alan McGuinness, political reporter
A Conservative MP who resigned from the government over Brexit has hinted that other ministers could follow suit.
Former justice minister Phillip Lee told Sky's Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme he had spoken to ministers who also had concerns about the government's approach to Britain's EU exit.
Dr Lee said: "Before I made my decision, I made my decision in isolation, it was a decision about my own future on the basis of what I thought.
"I have to stand on what I think is right" - Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee talks about his reasons for resigning on #Ridge— Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) June 17, 2018
"Since I've made that decision, yes, I've had communications, conversations with ministers at all levels who are concerned about the direction of travel, but it's up to them to make their own judgements about when it is right for them, and how to express those views - it's not up to me."When pressed on whether there could be further resignations, he said: "I honestly don't know."Dr Lee said he feared Britain could end up with the "worst of both worlds", where "both Leavers and Remainers are unhappy with the outcome".
Does former Justice Minister Dr Philip Lee feel like he betrayed Theresa May? #Ridge— Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) June 17, 2018
"That isn't good for my country and I want a better future for my country, for my children, for my grandchildren: that's why I've done what I've done."Dr Lee resigned from his role on Tuesday so he could join Tory rebels in voting in favour of giving parliament a greater say over the final Brexit deal.
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In the end, Prime Minister Theresa May was able to stave off a rebellion by offering a compromise amendment.Dr Lee, MP for Bracknell in Berkshire, eventually abstained on the vote.
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