Nick Boles, the MP for Grantham and Stamford, has resigned the Conservative whip following the failure of the Government to support any of the Brexit options suggested by MPs. Boles had proposed the Common Market 2.0 option in an attempt to break the Brexit deadlock, but MPs voted against his plan.
Boles posted his decision on Twitter:
“I am resigning the Conservative whip with immediate effect. The Conservative Party has shown itself to be incapable of compromise so I will sit as an Independent Progressive Conservative.”