Theresa May’s Brexit plans were thrown into chaos today after Britain’s ambassador to the EU unexpectedly quit.

Sir Ivan Rogers shocked staff this afternoon by announcing his decision to step down from his post early, despite his role being crucial in Britain’s divorce from the EU.

Brexit supporters welcomed his premature departure, which was due for November, and called for the Prime Minister to replace the Europhile with a more ‘optimistic’ diplomat.

They had launched a scathing attack on his ‘gloomy pessimism’ about Brexit last month, when he warned it could take Britain a decade to strike a new trade deal with Europe and even that could collapse if EU member states refused to ratify it.

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