Will Donald Trump meet Boris Johnson? 'Not sure,' says US ambassador

Will Donald Trump meet Boris Johnson? 'Not sure,' says US ambassador

Mr Davis said that his departure was not a prelude to him challenging the prime minister's position, but said it was "not for me to make other peoples' decisions" on whether to follow his lead and to leave the cabinet.

At a meeting with Conservative lawmakers on Monday, she was cheered and applauded by many, having warned them that internal squabbling could pave the way for socialist opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to take power instead.

With less than nine months left until Britain is due to leave the bloc, May is sticking to her plan for a "business friendly" Brexit, facing down hard-line Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party who are livid over her plans to negotiate a "free-trade area for goods" with the EU.

The former Foreign Secretary says May is destroying Britain's "Brexit dream".

"It delivers on the vote that people gave on Brexit, it delivers the fact that we will have an end to free movement, we will have an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the United Kingdom, we won't be sending vast contributions to the EU every year, we'll be out of the Common Agricultural Policy, out of the Common Fisheries Policy", she said.

"This afternoon, the prime minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary", her Downing Street office said in a three-sentence statement.

In response, May said she was looking forward to meeting Trump when he arrives Thursday: "We'll be talking positively about how we can continue to work together in our special relationship".

He said: "Actually, despite all the political movement and challenges in Westminster, I think this has been a good week for Brexit".

If 48 MPs declare they have no confidence in the Prime Minister, it will trigger a leadership contest.


"I get along with her very well", said Trump who is to meet May on a visit to Britain after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

Other amendments would force Britain to have a separate Value-Added Tax regime from the EU and ensure the Prime Minister has to table primary legislation if she wishes to keep Britain in the customs union.

In his resignation letter, the former Brexit secretary said he had disagreed with Number 10 on a "significant number of occasions" over the past year or more.

Aldridge-Brownhills MP Wendy Morton said: "The Prime Minister is showing the same level of resilience that she always does".

Johnson and Davis advocate a clean break with the European Union, known as "hard Brexit".

The new Brexit Secretary appointed early on Monday is Dominic Raab; politically, Brussels should not expect a major disruption, other than a difference in style.

"The biggest problem Theresa May now faces is selling this complex and nuanced proposal to her MPs and the British public", he wrote in an article for The Guardian.

Amendments tabled to the customs bill threaten to undermine Theresa May's plan for future UK-EU relations.

Among their first requests to Mr Raab was a call for greater clarity about the Government's aims from its negotiations, with one group telling me that most British businesses are "in the dark" about the "the most basic questions of how they will trade in the future". "If people don't like this proposal, what is their alternative?"

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