Slew of resignations in United Kingdom 'a good week for Brexit' - Simon Coveney

Slew of resignations in United Kingdom 'a good week for Brexit' - Simon Coveney

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a Facebook post."Here we go, even the King of the British political eccentricity did not want to stay in this holey dinghy".

They are rallying to her side precisely because the resignations of Davis and Johnson have recast the Remainers as her friends and turned the spotlight on a different enemy within - namely the True Brexiters and the European Research Group, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Tentative signs of a recovery in Britain's economy have lifted expectations of an August interest rate hike to more than 60 percent from less than 50 percent two weeks ago.

And others would require the United Kingdom to have a separate Value-Added Tax regime from the EU and force the prime minister to table primary legislation if she wishes to keep Britain in the customs union. Against such a disorganised attack the EU's defence will certainly feel increasingly confident'.

In his resignation letter, he said: "Brexit should be about opportunity and hope". Nonetheless, rather like most of the Cabinet, a compromise on the issue seemed the best deal available.

Reports have emerged since of Tory plots to oust the Prime Minister with letters calling for a Tory leadership handed to the party's backbench 1922 Committee by Conservative MPs.

But a favourable response from the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier to Thursday's blueprint could lift the pound.

Johnson followed Brexit Secretary David Davis out the door as a hard-won government consensus on future trade ties with the bloc disintegrated less than three days after it was forged, and nine months before Britain is due to leave the EU.


At a news conference Tuesday, May maintained her plan "absolutely keeps faith with the vote of the British people", ending free movement of people from the EU, taking Britain out of European court jurisdiction and saving the "vast sums of money" that Britain pays as a member.

"The 17.4m people who voted to leave the European Union, and those who backed the Conservative manifesto, expect Britain to have those freedoms and for there to be no future European Union meddling in our trade policy and economy".

But Britain said European Union nationals should be able to travel visa-free to Britain for tourism or "temporary business", and there should be measures allowing young people and students to work and study in Britain.

May was asked by an opposition lawmaker Monday whether she would contest a vote of confidence if one came rather than resign. We have to deliver Brexit or we will be punished at the polls at the next general election.

The customs bill - formally known as the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, will give the government the power to adopt a new customs policy after it leaves the EU. Steve Baker also resigned as a junior Brexit minister.

Ambassador Johnson said he would facilitate a meeting between Trump and Boris Johnson, who is seen as a potential challenger to May, telling BBC radio: "If the president wants to do that and he feels it's appropriate, he'll make that decision".

"If anyone in the Conservative Party is then thinking about voting that down, that is the point at which they are going to endanger everything they have been trying to achieve".

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