Mr Jones has resigned as the permanent secretary of the Government Legal Department, the Attorney’s General’s Office has said, in the latest departure of a top civil servant. The Financial Times reported Sir Jonathan quit due to a dispute with Downing Street over suggestions it will challenge parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office said: “I can confirm Sir Jonathan has resigned but cannot comment further.”
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