July 22, 2019 / 9:57 AM / a month ago

Resigning minister - Sad that Britain has to work under Brexit 'dark cloud'

FILE PHOTO: Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan attends a news conference in Victoria Gardens, Westminster, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum, in London, Britain April 11, 2019. Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign office minister Alan Duncan, who quit on Monday, said Britain was being forced to work under a “dark cloud” caused by Brexit, setting out the reasons for his resignation in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May.

“It is tragic that just when we could have been the dominant intellectual and political force throughout Europe, and beyond, we have to spend every day working beneath the dark cloud of Brexit,” he wrote in the letter, published on Twitter.

Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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