Theresa May presses on with Brexit plan after high-profile resignations

Theresa May presses on with Brexit plan after high-profile resignations

Theresa May presses on with Brexit plan after high-profile resignations

British Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of senior ministers and an endorsement from Europe's most powerful leader, Angela Merkel, on Tuesday, surviving the explosive resignations of two top Cabinet members in protest at her Brexit plans.

The resignations of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis on Monday rattled May's grip and stirred talk of a leadership challenge less than nine months before Britain is due to depart the EU.

In his resignation letter, Johnson slammed May's proposal for maintaining trade ties with the European Union, which many are calling a "semi-Brexit", and claimed that Britain was headed toward "the status of a colony".

Trump then continued to share his admiration for Boris Johnson, who heatedly quit his post as Foreign Security yesterday over Brexit negotiations.

"But we will do this in a way which will be a smooth and orderly Brexit, a Brexit that protects jobs, protects livelihoods and also meets our commitment to no hard border" between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland, she said. She is nevertheless expected to seek assurances from Trump that the United States is ready to enter negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement. "The fact the eccentric Foreign Secretary [Johnson] followed him confirms the presence of serious problems in the Theresa May cabinet", he said. I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me.

"There are some contradictions, there are now proposals that will concern some other European Union countries because the single market and the four freedoms that are part of that, are a very important part of the privileges of European Union membership. I think he is a great representative for your country".

Unnamed Brexiteers were quoted in the press as saying the PM should brace herself for "guerrilla war" to kill off her deal, with Eurosceptic Tories withholding their support in the Commons.

May has said she will fight off any attempt to unseat her.

GETTYMr Trump's first formal visit to Britain as US President.

He was enthusiastic about Johnson, calling him "a friend of mine". She looks set on facing down hardline Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party who are livid over her plans to negotiate a "free trade area for goods" with the EU.

She told BBC Two's Newsnight: "I think if the Prime Minister makes further concessions with the European Union then there will no doubt be more resignations from Brexiteers in the Cabinet, from junior ministers to PPSs, because there is only so much that you can give in a negotiation".

"Brexit should be about opportunity and hope", Johnson said in a scathing resignation letter.

"Unfortunately his contribution to the development of bilateral ties with Russian Federation was rather modest, to put it mildly", President Vladimir Putin s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

The direct consequences of that, she added would see main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn moving into 10 Downing Street as a Labour prime minister.

The Pure Gold Company CEO Josh Saul said that enquiries throughout Monday evening through to Tuesday morning increased by 312%.

Le Figaro, the conservative French broadsheet, says the prime minister has been "destabilised by a pro-Brexit revolt", although the inside editorial points out the "mutiny is far from having been won".

Related news

[an error occurred while processing the directive]