>> Another blow for Theresa May as she attempts to navigate Brexit's treacherous waters.>> Leaving the EU on the 29th of March.>> The British Premier forced her senior minister Damian Green to resign late Wednesday. An internal investigation found he made misleading statements about pornography found on computers at his office.
It was a reluctant loss. Green is one of May's most trusted allies and a key advocate of a soft Brexit who voted to remain in the European Union. Green was appointed first Secretary of State, May's de facto deputy in the wake of the disastrous snap election in June that stripped May's Conservatives of their majority.
His job partly to pacify a party deeply divided by Brexit. To make matters worse, he's the third administrative quit in the past two months. For Green, it all began in November when an academic said he sexually harassed her two years ago, which he denies. The investigation said it couldn't conclude either way but deemed her account plausible.
Also in November it was reported that the police had found pornography on a computer in Green's parliamentary office in 2008. Green said that was untrue and later denied that police had told him they discovered such images. Both of those statements turned out to be inaccurate. May's wounded government is expected to limp on though.
There's little appetite for leadership contest with Brexit looming.