Published: Sat, July 14, 2018

Conservative Party vice chairs Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield resign over Brexit

Conservative Party vice chairs Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield resign over Brexit

The initial euphoria over British prime minister Theresa May's cabinet reaching a "collective" agreement for her plans to leave the European Union seems to have been shortlived as the government grapples with departures.

Jonson tendered his resignation a day after the UK Brexit minister stepped down from his post.

Downing Street confirmed on Monday morning that the PM has appointed 44-year-old housing minister Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary following Davis' resignation on Sunday evening.

He told the Prime Minister: 'As I said then, the Government now has a song to sing.

Mr Kinnock said the Chequers proposal was a "step in the right direction because at least the prime minister was accepting that our future lies with Europe".

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

The Sun said the interview was conducted Thursday in Brussels, before Trump traveled to Britain.

What has been outlined so far has sparked a backlash from Brexiteers and prompted the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson.

Ministers won cautious approval for the White Paper from business leaders but are set for a tough fight against eurosceptics in their own party who denounced the plan as "vassalage".

It also reminded London that it needs first to concluded negotiations on withdrawal, including the unresolved issue of how to ensure there is no return to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Commenting on it, Richard Pennycook, Chairman of the British Retail Consortium said: "We must avoid a cliff edge scenario on the 29 March 2019 at all costs".

"If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal", Trump said.

"Brexit should be about opportunity and hope", Johnson said in a scathing resignation letter that was echoed in headlines in a number of Britain's national newspapers.

And finally John Cleese is moving to "one of the nicest island" he has been to because he is fed up over the lies on both sides of the Brexit debate and really fed up with the press he told Emily Maitlis on BBC Newsnight.

British and European Union officials are hoping to strike a deal on the terms of Britain´s withdrawal and agree to a plan for future trade ties in time for an European Union summit in October.

"The government now has a song to sing", he said.

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.

Britain and the European Union hope to reach broad agreement by October so the national parliaments of the remaining countries can ratify a deal before Britain leaves.

But leading pro-Brexit legislator Jacob Rees-Mogg said "I don't think a no-confidence vote is immediately in the offing". A leadership challenge to her can be sparked if 48 of her lawmakers write to the Conservative's influential 1922 Committee.

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