Anoosh Chalkelian

The former Work and Pensions Secretary’s deeply disingenuous resignation letter ignores reality, in three boastful sentences.


Esther McVey on Downing Street as she resigns over the Brexit deal.
Work and tensions secretary.

Esther McVey, the Work and Pensions Secretary who resigned over the Brexit deal this morning, departed in true DWP style: disingenuously.

After her argument against Theresa May’s draft withdrawal agreement, the departing cabinet minister listed her “achievements” at the Department towards the end of her letter:

“It has been a huge honour to serve as Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, and pensions secretary of the part I have played in the record levels of employment we have seen in all parts of the UK.

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