Chequers Brexit plan is the best option available, Hague tells Tories

Chequers Brexit plan is the best option available, Hague tells Tories

Chequers Brexit plan is the best option available, Hague tells Tories

Ben Bradly's letter of resignation struck a similar tone, saying: "I have come to the conclusion that I can not in good faith be a spokesman for the party or for Government on this issue" of the government's Brexit position.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said it has been a good week for the Brexit process despite the resignations that followed the publication of Theresa May's Chequers proposals.

But as Mrs May set about trying to steady the ship, a senior Cabinet minister told the Express & Star there was "absolutely no appetite" in the Tory ranks for another leadership battle.

Speaking as he signed a joint EU-NATO declaration with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Tusk was apparently alluding to Trump's upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin when he said "it is always worth knowing who is your strategic friend and who is your strategic problem".

Under Conservative Party rules, a confidence vote in a leader can be triggered if 15 per cent of Conservative lawmakers - now 48 - write a letter requesting one.

May elected Brexit campaigner Dominic Raab as Davis' replacement, but concerns over her longevity persist.

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her shaken-up Cabinet on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) as she tried to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit.

She said: "He talks about resignations, can I just remind him, I think he's had 103 resignations from his frontbench, so I'll take no lectures from him".

Mr Davis said he had chose to quit because he did not believe in the "dangerous" strategy thrashed out at a stormy cabinet meeting last week and believed that he was no longer the best person to lead negotiations.

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Other pro-Brexit Cabinet ministers said they supported May and would not resign. Michael Gove was favourite to replace Mr Davis for the job, but he remains unmoved from his position as Defra Secretary.

The plan agreed at May´s country retreat at Chequers would involve Britain pursuing a "UK-EU free trade area" for goods that would involve regulatory alignment with the EU.

The Suddeutsche Zeitung says Davis and Johnson "ran away" from May, who it says is now in the "most hard crisis" of her time in Downing Street. We believe the United Kingdom leaders know it and would attempt the best for overcoming it.

One disgruntled Tory MP even declined an invitation to watch England's World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia at 10 Downing Street because of his unhappiness with Mrs May's Brexit plans. Davis and Johnson initially backed the plan, before deciding they could not support it.

They include a demand for Mrs May to scrap her proposal for Britain to collect taxes and duties on behalf of the European Union, unless the remaining 27 member states promise to do the same for Britain.

The four amendments to the customs bill were put down a day before Thursday's publication of a white paper policy document giving details of the prime minister's plans.

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