PM denies DUP deal in peril

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 16, 2018

Importantly, she did not stipulate that it was unanimous decision.

Theresa May today revealed her own insulin supply from Denmark could be disrupted if there is a no deal Brexit.

At the same time as ministers and Number 10 staffers were deserting her, Theresa May had endure a painful Commons debate in which both sides pronounced that her deal was dead.

"This deal will not pass parliament", said Labour's Jack Dromey.

But she was warned by one of her own backbenchers it was "dead on arrival" and would not get the backing of MPs, during almost three hours of hostile questioning in the Commons.

Mrs May responded by going through details of the draft withdrawal agreement.

Answering calls from members of the public on LBC, the prime minister denied that she had had "testy" exchanges yesterday with Arlene Foster, the DUP leader, as she tried to find support for her draft agreement with Brussels.

First Dominic Raab resigned from the cabinet, with fellow hard Brexiter Esther McVey following in his footsteps soon afterwards.

The difficulties faced by the PM appear set to continue, with speculation about Michael Gove's next move after he reportedly rejected the offer of becoming Brexit secretary.

Brexit minister Suella Braverman and Northern Ireland minister Shailesh Vara also quit.

Media captionWhat do the other parties think of PM's Brexit plan?

And various Tory backbenchers, including leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg, said they had submitted letters of no confidence in Mrs May to the chairman of the Conservatives' backbench 1922 Committee. Forty eight letters are needed to trigger a confidence vote. Part of our agreement with the Conservative Party is the Brexit situation.

Mrs May issued a defiant message in Downing Street on Thursday, saying: "I believe with every fibre of my being that the course I have set out is the right one for our country and all our people".

"If you can not do that, I respectfully ask you to do the right thing in the national interest and stand down to allow someone from the Brexit camp to take the lead".

Speaking outside the House of Commons, he declined to run for leadership himself - but named Boris Johnson, David Davis, Dominic Raab and Esther McVey and Penny Mordaunt as candidates for PM.

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