May clings to power amid Brexit resignation turmoil

Theresa May and David Davis

Theresa May and David Davis

The prime minister is also likely to face some opposition in Brussels, where officials have repeatedly warned Britain to lower its expectations about how close ties can be.

While Johnson was one of the most high-profile Brexit campaigners, Hunt backed "Remain" during the 2016 referendum campaign.

"The Government now has a song to sing. However, even in that event, it seems to me that the national interest requires a secretary of state in my department that is an enthusiastic believer in your approach, and not merely a reluctant conscript". Any leadership contest would also come from the Eurosceptic win of the Party, looking towards a Hard Brexit, whilst May and Raab negotiate for a deal with plenty of links to Europe.

When asked if the PM agrees with the USA president's view that the United Kingdom is in "turmoil", Mrs May's official spokesman said she hopes Mr Trump will have a positive view of Britain following his visit.

"My concern is about the policy rather than the individual", he said.

Her spokesman said she had welcomed the new members of her cabinet and they had discussed the publication of a white paper policy document on Britain's future ties with the European Union and stepping up preparations for any no-deal outcome to the negotiations with Brussels.

"The EU side have always said that if Britain soften their red lines then the EU would respond to show some flexibility, so let's test that in a negotiating room".

"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".

Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, who wrote in his resignation letter that the Brexit "dream is dying" and that Britain was headed for the "status of colony" under Ms.

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

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He will describe the white paper as "a vision that respects the result of the referendum, and delivers a principled and practical Brexit".

The Chequers policy, which secured Cabinet agreement last week before sparking senior resignations, includes being tied to the European single market for goods under a "common rule book" and close customs arrangements as part of a new UK-EU free trade area.

Many pro-Brexit lawmakers are furious at a plan they say will stop Britain forging an independent economic course. Working out how to keep the now invisible border free of tariffs and customs checks has been a major stumbling block in negotiations.

In response to those comments, May's spokesman said that she "looks forward to showing Donald Trump the UK and talking to Donald Trump about the UK and is confident that he will leave the UK with a positive view".

Asked if any European Union citizen with a job offer would be able to move to Britain after Brexit, he replied: "That's dependent on what the Government determines of its post-EU migration policy".

Why so many resignations at once?

The plan has caused outrage among eurosceptic members of May's Conservative party, and foreign minister Boris Johnson joined Davis in dramatically quitting this week in protest.

The Foreign Secretary quit his role in government hours after Mr Davis stood down as Brexit Secretary.

Asked whether May was in trouble following the rash of departures from her government on Monday, he replied: "No".

"And I would be extremely concerned if we were to get anything much less than that".

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