British PM Theresa May vows to move on with her Brexit plan

British PM Theresa May vows to move on with her Brexit plan

British PM Theresa May vows to move on with her Brexit plan

Theresa May was dealt a blow on the morning after Cabinet agreed her Brexit plan, as a minister resigned from her Government saying that the British people "deserve better" than the deal on offer. It will tie us to the customs union for years to come with no way out.

Prime Minister Theresa May stepped out of 10 Downing Street at about 7.15pm on Wednesday following a marathon five-hour Cabinet meeting and announced the Cabinet had agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement. Her Conservatives don't have a parliamentary majority, and whether she can persuade enough lawmakers to back the agreement is uncertain.

In a resignation statement, North-West Cambridgeshire MP Mr Vara - who was promoted by Mrs May as recently as July - said: "We are a proud nation and it is a say day when we are reduced to obeying rules made by other countries who have shown that they do not have our best interests at heart".

"Surely, surely, we can do better than this", she said.

The rehabilitation of Ms Rudd, who quit in a row over immigration targets, comes after a report concluded she had been let down by her officials. That will serve to guarantee that the border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland remained free of customs checkpoints after Brexit.

Mrs May will chair a meeting of her new look Cabinet on Tuesday, the first to be held after the departure of Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and work and pensions secretary Esther McVey.

"Since the very beginning, we have had no doubt that Brexit is a lose-lose situation and our negotiations are only about damage control". "We will see what letters come in due time".

Many business chiefs and investors fear politics could torpedo an agreement, thrusting the economy into a no-deal void that they say would weaken the West, spook financial markets and silt up the arteries of trade.

Many pro-Brexit Conservatives want a clean break with the European Union and argue that the close trade ties between the United Kingdom and the European Union called for in the deal would leave Britain a vassal state, with no way to independently disentangle itself from the bloc.

"We have in view a deal that will work for the United Kingdom and, let no one be in any doubt, I am determined to deliver it", May said in a speech to Britain's premier business lobby, the CBI, to loud applause.

"What depends on whether or not they can be used is whether or not those members who have put them in give him the go-ahead".


MPs are likely to have a meaningful vote on the Prime Minister's draft Brexit proposal towards the end of December.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said Mrs May was "very pleased" that Mr Gove will stay on and "continue doing the important work he is doing".

"Certainly this has dented my confidence", he told ITV's Peston programme.

"There is Cabinet collective responsibility in this country".

Another Brexit-supporting minister, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, told CNN he would stay in the Cabinet, and urged fellow Conservative Party lawmakers to support May. Some euroskeptic ministers in May's cabinet are reported to want to rewrite parts of it, though European Union governments have largely ruled this out.

Mrs May has acknowledged she faces "difficult days ahead" as she attempts to win round critical MPs.

In an effort to sell her deal directly to the public, Mrs May took calls on a half-hour phone-in on LBC. May has said she will visit Brussels to discuss the declaration before Sunday.

Former culture secretary John Whittingdale and ex-minister Mark Francois were among the latest Tories to submit letters of no confidence in Mrs May as Conservative leader. "There is no better deal for this insane Brexit".

He said: "It's a chaotic ending and the root cause is the utter division on the Conservative benches".

"But there is still time to negotiate a Canada+++ deal that delivers on the referendum".

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