May said she was “sorry” to receive Leedsom’s resignation letter, writing in response, saying that she was “grateful for the support she has provided over the past three years” in working to deliver Brixi.
She thanked Leedsom for her work, May said she disagreed with Leedsom’s assessment of the government’s approach now.
May wrote: “I do not agree with you that the deal we negotiated with European Union It means that the United Kingdom will not become a sovereign country.
If the deal passes, the UK will leave the European Union. We will leave its Common Agricultural Policy and its Common Fisheries Policy.
“We will end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and establish our own laws in Westminster and our delegated parliaments.
“We will stop sending huge annual amounts of taxpayer money to the European Union, and spend it on our priorities instead – like the National Health Service and our children’s schools.”
Ms May said she agreed that a second referendum would be divisive, but said the government is not proposing it.
She wrote, “I still believe that the arguments against the second referendum are strong and compelling, and will continue to oppose that.”
The Prime Minister said she also did not realize what Ms. Leidsom had said about government decision-making.
“In fact, through your own work chairing the Cabinet’s Parliamentary Business and Legislation Committee, you have been an important part of ensuring that the legislative proposals related to Brexit are properly examined, and the entire Cabinet has heard the assessments you have provided at Cabinet meetings,” Ms. May said.
“I appreciate the frank and fruitful discussions we had over the past three years.
“There are important elections tomorrow, and there are many,” she says Governors They work in a challenging environment to support our excellent candidates.
“I regret losing someone of your passion, leadership, and devotion to Her Majesty’s Government in this way.”