It’ll be lonely this Christmas – PM loses closest ally

PUBLISHED: 10:52 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:52 21 December 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May alongside Damian Green who has resigned as First Secretary of State, amid allegations that pornographic material was found on a Commons computer in 2008.

Prime Minister Theresa May alongside Damian Green who has resigned as First Secretary of State, amid allegations that pornographic material was found on a Commons computer in 2008.

PA Wire/PA Images

He had to go – but it is very bad news for Theresa May.

In normal circumstances Damian Green would not have been able to hang on this long.

But these are not normal times and the Prime Minister was desperate to cling on to her closest political friend. He is more than that to Theresa May though – they have known each other for years and are true friends even away from politics.

The Cabinet is a vipers nest now. Those against May outnumber those who back her. Green was a vital protector.

But don’t expect Green’s departure to unleash another round of chaos in Downing Street. Number 10 is certainly not strong but for the time being – buoyed by the progression to phase two Brexit talks – it is stable.

You've seen the news, now discover the story

The New European is committed to providing in-depth analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as celebrating European life.

Try 13 weeks for £13

Support The New European's vital role as a voice for the 48%

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

  • Become a friend of The New European for a contribution of £48. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish)
  • Become a partner of The New European for a contribution of £240. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish) and receive a New European Branded Pen and Notebook
  • Become a patron of The New European for a contribution of £480. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish) and receive a New European Branded Pen and Notebook and an A3 print of The New European front cover of your choice, signed by Editor Matt Kelly

By proceeding, you agree to the New Europeans supporters club Terms & Conditions which can be found here.



Supporter Options

Mention Me in The New European



If Yes, Name to appear in The New European



Latest Articles

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

Trending

Newsletter Sign Up

The New European weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy