Hardline Brexiteer Steve Baker turned down a ministerial post at DexEu last night as he claimed it would leave him “powerless” over the Brexit negotiations.
Mr Baker, a self-styled “Brexit hard man” and “Spartan,” was an implacable opponent of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement and played a key role in its defeat in the House of Commons.
He announced on Twitter: “With regret, I have turned down a ministerial job. I cannot repeat my experience of powerlessness as a junior minister with the work done in [the Cabinet Office].”
“I have total confidence in Boris Johnson to take us out of the EU by 31 Oct. Disaster awaits otherwise.”
It came after the Tory MP who united the party behind an alternative…