May presses on with Brexit plan after high-profile resignations

Geneva Stokes
July 13, 2018

Visible face of hard sector of Brexit, with a long history of challenges to Prime Minister every time this moved away from hardest postulates in process of rupture with European Union, departure of Boris Johnson makes Prime Minister wobble, by disenfréntandoseing likelihood that May will end up in a motion of censure.

Andrew Bridgen became the first Conservative MP to publicly confirm he had sent a letter calling for a vote of confidence in the prime minister, it was reported.

She went on: "Mr President, Sir Winston Churchill once said that "to have the United States at our side was, to me, the greatest joy". "He thought she was great on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation today and is a really terrific person".

The resignations rocked May in a week that includes a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit starting Wednesday and a United Kingdom visit by U.S. President Donald Trump from Thursday.

The plan agreed at May s country retreat at Chequers near London last Friday would involve Britain pursuing a "UK-EU free trade area" for goods that would involve regulatory alignment with the EU.

"It's a delusion to propose that we can stay seriously close to the European Union and do independent trade deals", said Peter Holmes, a trade expert at the University of Sussex.

The Sun also summarized their article as follows: "In a world-exclusive interview with The Sun, the US President said Theresa May had ignored his advice by opting for a soft Brexit strategy".

Minutes after Johnson quit, May defended her Brexit plan to lawmakers in the House of Commons - with Johnson absent from his usual place on the Conservative front bench.

"There is a whole range of scenarios in which they get no Brexit, or an indefinitely delayed Brexit, or a change of government or a second referendum".

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Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns
Davis has threatened to resign during his time as head of the Department for Exiting the European Union on several occasions. Mr Rees-Mogg refused to support her and said that "she would be well-advised to revisit her Brexit policy".

"In his resignation letter, Davis said the "'common rule book policy hands control of large swathes of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense".

Downing Street has revealed that the talks between the two leaders at Chequers, which will also be attended by the new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, will be dominated by Russian Federation, trade, Brexit and the Middle East.

However, she added that she has "allowed Cabinet colleagues considerable latitude to express their individual views" - and if Mr Johnson can not support the plan as agreed, "it is right that you should step down". Such a resolution would avoid disruption to automakers and other manufacturers that source parts from multiple countries.

Britain is now part of the EU's single market - which allows for the frictionless flow of goods and services among the 28 member states - and its tariff-free customs union for goods.

The plan also seeks to keep Britain in major EU agencies, including the European Aviation Safety Agency, the European Medicines Agency and the police agency Europol.

Asked whether the appointment of Raab would affect the negotiations, Schinas said it mattered for Britain but not necessarily the EU: "What matters for us is the negotiating framework that our 27 member states have set for us".

Free trade would not apply to services, which account for 80 percent of the British economy.

Davis departure was hailed by pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers, who have long considered May too prone to compromise with the EU. Davis was a strong pro-Brexit voice in a Cabinet divided between supporters of a clean break with the bloc and those who want to keep close ties with Britain's biggest trading partner.

Davis had been in charge of exit negotiations with the bloc.

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