UK News Chancellor on Brexit tour of Europe with message that Britain ‘still cares’

16:16  13 february  2018
16:16  13 february  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

Tory Brexiteers warned to back down from coup plot

  Tory Brexiteers warned to back down from coup plot Leave-supporting Tory MPs have been warned to back down amid reports they could topple the Prime Minister if she does not deliver their version of Brexit. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told Brexiteers the top level of Government is "more united than they think" on Britain's departure from the EU, ahead of negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the bloc.The Cabinet minister also dismissed recent claims by some of her party colleagues that civil servants, working under Chancellor Philip Hammond at the Treasury, are agitating for Britain to retain close ties with the EU beyond 2019.

On 28 June 2016, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, and on the following day European Council President Tusk, stated that the UK could remain in the European Single Market (ESM) only if the UK accepted its four These were derived from what Perry called his " Brexit tour of Britain ."[317].

Britain Stronger in Europe was the official group campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU, and was endorsed by the Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne. Those who favoured withdrawal from the European Union – commonly referred to as Brexit – argued that the EU

Chancellor Philip Hammond is on a European charm offensive (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Chancellor Philip Hammond is on a European charm offensive (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Philip Hammond has embarked on a Brexit charm offensive, meeting European counterparts and business leaders.

The Chancellor is visiting European Union members Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal as part of his tour.

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The Prime Minister is due to hold talks with the German Chancellor on Friday in an attempt to kick-start the stalled Brexit talks. Mr Hammond said yesterday: "I am taking the message to Europe that, while we are leaving the EU, Britain still cares about its relationships with the countries, citizens and

Her key message has been that " Brexit means Brexit " and she triggered the two year process of leaving the EU on 29 March, 2017. Former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson and SDP founder Lord Owen were also involved. After Brexit , Britain is going to have to negotiate new deals all on its own.

His first stop is Norway – which is outside the EU but is in the European Economic Area and part of the single market, a post-Brexit model rejected by Theresa May because it would not give control over laws or immigration and would require continued payments to Brussels.

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