Germany’s interior minister dramatically announced plans to resign on Sunday night, after a heated showdown with chancellor Angela Merkel over migration.

Horst Seehofer, Germany’s Interior Minister and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), said on Sunday evening that he wanted to resign from all offices, after hours of heated talks with his party.

Mr Seehofer said the conflict with Mrs Merkel over migration was affecting the “credibility” of his role as party leader. He also slammed the migration deal Mrs Merkel secured with her EU countparts last week as “ineffective”.