BREAKING on online The head of the UK’s government legal department has quit over suggestions that Boris Johnson is trying to row back on parts of last year’s Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland. via
💥 SCOOP from Team FT: Jonathan Jones, head of the Government Legal Department, is quitting after a major spat over suggestions Boris Johnson will challenge the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. He's the 6th senior Whitehall figure to resign this year.
Head of UK government legal department quits over Brexit
The six senior Whitehall officials who have quit this year: - Mark Sedwill, cabinet secretary - Simon McDonald, Foreign Office - Philip Rutnam, Home Office - Richard Heaton, Justice - Jonathan Slater, Education - Jonathan Jones, Legal Department
Breaking: Head of UK government legal department quits over Brexit via
So the question now becomes... Who on Earth wants to replace someone who quit because their boss was trying to break international law?
HUGE news from that Jonathan Jones, Head of UK government legal department quits over Brexit moves. Tomorrow is going to be VERY interesting. "A man of huge integrity," per source.
💥 More details on Jonathan Jones’ departure: Whitehall insiders say his resignation follows months of tensions with attorney general Suella Braverman over the legal implications of a no deal Brexit.
Head of UK government legal department quits over Brexit
Dave Penman on "extraordinary" resignation of Jonathan Jones: "no choice but to resign over an issue that he presumably believes conflicts with his own and ministerial obligations, to act within both the spirit and letter of the law.” via
"The head of the UK’s government legal department [Jonathan Jones] has quit over suggestions that Boris Johnson is trying to row back on parts of last year’s Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland."
Brexiteers...Government Head of Legal Department resigns.
Most days I have to remind myself that, having emigrated because of Brexit, I am entitled to ignore at least some of this rising tide of crap.
Top UK government lawyer quits over Brexit withdrawal agreement changes via