Published: Mon, July 16, 2018

British PM May's Brexit Plan Might Not Get the Votes

British PM May's Brexit Plan Might Not Get the Votes

Mr Trump arrived just under an hour later than planned after he insisted Britons "like me a lot" and "agree with me on immigration" in an impromptu press conference before leaving Brussels.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the PM warned her rebelling Conservative colleagues and said "my deal is the only Brexit deal - wreck it at your peril".

When asked about his thoughts on Brexit, Trump bizarrely went on tell the audience about his properties in Britain and that his mother was Scottish and how he won Wisconsin - a state that was never won by President Ronald Reagon.

May attempted to face down would-be eurosceptic rebels by warning on Sunday that if they sink her premiership then they risk squandering the victory of an European Union exit that they have dreamed about for decades.

"I can not find someone who supported leave within the Conservative MPs (Members of Parliament) who is happy with the (Chequers) proposal if you talk to them in private", Peter Bone, a Conservative lawmaker and Brexit campaigner, told Sky News.

However, she has told unhappy lawmakers that they needed to back her or risk there being no Brexit at all.

Theresa May's former minister has called for another Brexit vote, criticising the Prime Minister's plans for when the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

Although the measures are unlikely to pass in the absence of Labour support, it could prove an opportunity for a show of strength by the rebels meant to pressurise her into retreat.

What Trump said to The Sun stopped short of saying he believed Johnson should become Prime Minister over May, saying he was "not pitting one against the other". I said, make sure that you have a carve out.


"We will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world", she added.

"I think maybe she found it too brutal", he said, standing alongside Mrs May, without revealing the details.

Mrs May's proposals for Britain's future relationship with Brussels, published Thursday, foresee an overall "association agreement" with the European Union encompassing different deals on different areas.

In sign that he was keeping his powder dry, he said in an article for The Daily Telegraph that he would resist "for now" the temptation "to bang on about Brexit".

Prime minister Theresa May has urged the public to "keep our eyes on the prize" concerning Brexit.

But he repeated his praise of Mr Johnson, saying: "Boris Johnson, I think, would be a great prime minister".

"It is time for all of us - at this critical moment in our constitutional development - to believe in ourselves, to believe in the British people and what they can do, and in our democracy", he wrote.

"She's a very smart, very tough, very capable person and I would much rather have her as my friend than my enemy, that I can tell you", he added.

The first minister also described the UK's Brexit plan, published last week, as a "vaguely credible" negotiating position.

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