UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 11, 2018

But others argued that May had adopted the most realistic plan after losing her parliamentary majority in an ill-judged election previous year, leaving her reliant on a small Northern Irish party to govern.

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

Yesterday, when Johnson was supposed to be hosting a summit on the Western Balkans, Downing Street announced he had also gone. As I said then, the government now has a song to sing. "The trouble is that I have practised the words over the weekend and find they stick in the throat", he wrote to May.

Yet this was not even the biggest thing Theresa May had to worry about as the United States president left the White House for Europe ahead of his visit to Britain, which starts with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels today.

Brexit negotiations with Brussels are also expected to resume next Monday.

Mr Johnson's almost two years as foreign secretary was not without controversy, with the ambitious Tory heavyweight having been accused of undermining Mrs May on more than one occasion - and making headlines for other reasons.

"I wouldn't personalise it, but what struck me when I met him he kept telling us it'll be alright, when I referenced the revenue report and how catastrophic a hard Brexit would be, he simply said that we must make sure that never happens, but gave no details".

"It is the right Brexit deal for the people".

Davis himself expressed regret that Johnson had quit, and said it would be "wrong" for his departure to trigger a major rebellion.

They have a new nickname for their prime minister: Lino, which stands for Leader In Name Only.

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen is the first Tory reported to have submitted a letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May.

With less than nine months until Britain is due to leave the bloc, May is sticking to her plan for a "business friendly" Brexit.

"There are particular issues between the European Union and the United States because of the trade tariff issue at the moment, when he imposed those tariffs on steel and aluminium and the European Union responded".

Brussels has repeatedly warned it will not accept "cherry-picking" of elements of its single market. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a Facebook post."Here we go, even the King of the British political eccentricity did not want to stay in this holey dinghy".

Although it has caused a headache, May was quick to capitalize on the fact that two of her biggest problems extricated themselves from her inner circle; she ceremoniously replaced Davis and Johnson with more amiable substitutes. "But. who knows?", he added, wondering if Britain might reject the divorce.

Johnson quit with a resignation letter accusing May of flying "white flags" of surrender in negotiations with the European Union. "The Prime Minister can't deliver Brexit and has zero authority left".

"He's been very, very supportive and very nice to me".

Davis said his job required "an enthusiastic believer in your approach, and not merely a reluctant conscript".

She said: "I'm looking forward to seeing President Trump not only at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit coming up in the next couple of days but also obviously when he comes to the United Kingdom at the end of the week".

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