Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

May insists her Brexit deal delivers on result of European Union referendum

May insists her Brexit deal delivers on result of European Union referendum

Previously Dominic Raab spent six months as housing minister before securing a promotion to the Cabinet in a restructuring provoked by Brexit-induced resignations.

The Prime Minister received a rousing reception from Conservative MPs at last night's meeting of the 1922 Committee, and chaired a meeting of her new Cabinet this morning which she described as "productive".

Some Conservative Brexit supporters are still incensed over what they see as her breach of a promise to break cleanly from the EU.

Prime Minister Theresa May's "Project Brexit" - the United Kingdom's planned withdrawal from the European Union - is in disarray following the resignation of two top Cabinet members, which also represented the greatest challenge to her authority yet.

He said that he felt he had to resign as he had no desire to be a "reluctant conscript" in the selling the prime minister's deal in negotiations with the EU.

Speaking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Mrs May insisted her Chequers plans delivered on the "red lines" she set out in her Lancaster House speech past year.

"There is absolutely no appetite for a leadership battle".

Arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said he did not believe there would be a vote of confidence in Mrs May by Tory MPs, but called on her to change her Brexit stance as he attacked the Cabinet deal on European Union withdrawal hammered out at a summit at Chequers last week.

"Nor do we expect a leadership challenge".

"In a vote of confidence in the House of Commons I would support the Prime Minister that's because I don't want to have another General Election, there isn't a vote of confidence in either case at the moment, I don't think many people want another election, we only had one a year ago".

He was enthusiastic about Johnson, calling him "a friend of mine".

Mr Davis said he had made a decision 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.

"He added life and colour".

Downing Street insiders insisted Mr Davis had resigned over a difference of opinion rather than as part of a push against Mrs May, and said he had "done the honourable thing".

Mr Fabricant lauded Mrs May's Brexit plan as a "pragmatic compromise".

May must now move quickly to try to win the EU's support for her Brexit proposal to unblock talks.

"We're two years on from the referendum and the party of government seems more divided than ever", the Labour MP said.

"It is absolutely right that we focus now on these important negotiations to get the best possible deal".

Asked on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) whether May should be replaced as prime minister, Trump said it was "up to the people, not up to me".

"Mrs May was very clear in her manifesto what was going to happen; that we were leaving the single market, we were leaving the customs union and we'd be an independent country - and what came out of Chequers is unacceptable".

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.

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg retorted sharply and rejected Ms Miller's calls for a second referendum at the end of the Brexit process.

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