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The scale of Brexit resignations is now so great that Theresa May could run out of potential ministers

With a minority government and constant resignations, the prime minister is left with very few options—and that could have serious implications for government

By Gavin Freeguard  

The PM giving a Brexit speech outside No 10. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

When people say the first rule of politics is to be able to count, it usually means keeping track of how many people are likely to vote with you and against you in the sorts of votes that have punctuated the parliamentary timetable in recent weeks. But increasingly, an abacus and advanced arithmetic are necessary to keep up with the resignations from Theresa May’s government. The scale of the problem is obvious and the…

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