US News Theresa May Hit By More Resignations As Tories Fight Against Her Brexit Plan

19:41  10 july  2018
19:41  10 july  2018 Source:

All you need to know about Cabinet’s Brexit showdown at Chequers

  All you need to know about Cabinet’s Brexit showdown at Chequers The meeting aims to thrash out the Government’s blueprint for Brexit. – What is happening?The whole Cabinet will be at the Prime Minister’s official country retreat in Buckinghamshire on Friday. The venue offers more privacy than Downing Street, where reporters and photographers can linger outside the black door to No 10.Ministers will be kept at the mansion until they have reached agreement – dinner will be served and they could talk late into the night.– What do they need to decide?The Government has to set out what it wants its future relationship with the European Union after Brexit to look like.

One senior Brexiter suggested more resignations could follow if May sticks to her plan : “They’ll keep going, one by one, until she either junks Chequers or goes.” Johnson’s resignation was announced on Monday afternoon as Labour MPs were being briefed about the government’s soft Brexit plan by

The prime minister, Theresa May , reshuffled her cabinet after the resignations of key government ministers over her approach to Brexit . May ’s position looked precarious as she was hit by a series of high profile resignations , including those of the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson

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Theresa May has been hit by more resignations as Tory MPs continue to protest against her Brexit plans.

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley and Lewes MP Maria Caulfield have both quit as Vice-Chairs of the Conservative Party in opposition to the policy agreed at Chequers last Friday.

Their resignations came just hours after Tory MP Andrew Bridgen went public with his call for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, believing her plan does not live up to her promise that “Brexit means Brexit”.

Watch: 'Is the Brexit dream dying, Prime Minister?' (ITN News)

David Davis resignation – who, why and what happens next?

  David Davis resignation – who, why and what happens next? The PM will need to unite her Cabinet on Brexit.The long-serving Conservative MP was among the new intake when Tony Blair’s new Labour swept to power in 1997. In the two decades since, the former SAS reservist has become an established figure within the party, challenging David Cameron to a 2005 leadership contest which the younger man went on to win. He would become a key ally in Theresa May’s embattled Cabinet.

Theresa May was left fighting for survival today as a second minister joined the Brexit Secretary and quit her government. Jacob Rees-Mogg , who leads about 60 Tory Brexiteers, last night said he will vote against her "defeatist" plan for Brexit .

‘Few Tories now dispute the length and gravity of the charge sheet against Theresa May .’ Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP. Britain’s imperial fantasies have given us Brexit | Gary Younge. Read more . It has become a grotesque pantomime.

May was forced to reshuffle her top team on Monday after Boris Johnson quit as Foreign Secretary, David Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary and Steve Baker walked out as a junior Brexit Minister.

In his resignation letter Bradley, who voted Remain in the EU referendum, said: “I cannot with any sincerity defend this course to my electorate, 71% of whom vote to leave the European Union.”

Despite his resignation, Bradley did not call on May to quit as Prime Minister, adding: “I hope that under your continued leadership we can make the necessary changes to these proposals and fulfil the promise we made to the electorate.”


Theresa May narrowly avoids major Brexit defeat on vote to stay in a customs union .
Reuters LONDON — Theresa May has narrowly defeated an effort by pro-EU MPs to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit. The House of Commons voted against an amendment to the Trade Bill which would have forced the prime minister to pursue a full customs union with the EU if she has failed to secure frictionless trade by January 2019. The amendment, tabled by pro-EU Conservative MPs Stephen Hammond and Nicky Morgan, was defeated by 307 votes to 301.The result will come as a huge relief to the prime minister amid pressure from pro-Brexit MPs not to soften her position on Britain's departure from the EU.


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