June 12, 2018 / 9:28 AM / in 2 months

UK minister resigns over bid 'to limit' parliament's Brexit role

LONDON (Reuters) - Phillip Lee, a British justice minister, said on Tuesday he was resigning his post because of the government’s “wish to limit” the role of parliament in settling any final Brexit deal.

“The main reason for my taking this decision now is the Brexit process and the government’s wish to limit parliament’s role in contributing to the final outcome in a vote that takes place today,” he said on his website.

“If, in the future, I am to look my children in the eye and honestly say that I did my best for them I cannot, in all good conscience, support how our country’s exit from the EU looks set to be delivered.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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