Amber Rudd quits cabinet and Conservative party

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Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has quit the Cabinet and Conservative Party saying she cannot “stand by” while “loyal moderate Conservatives are expelled”.

In her resignation letter, she said she no longer believed leaving the EU with a deal was the government’s “main objective”.

She described the sacking of 21 Tory MPs on Tuesday as an “assault on decency and democracy”.

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