Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Tory chaos: divisions over Brexit continue in wake of resignations

Boris Johnson quits as British foreign minister Can the turmoil keep sterling down?
Kenny Thornton | 13 July, 2018, 00:32

This comes following theresignations of David Davis as Brexit secretary and Steve Baker as a junior Brexit minister - with fieldwork for the poll finishing just prior to the further resignation of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary.

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the United Kingdom government, days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured the cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan.

"We're extremely confident in the ability of the U.K.to plough through this issue with Brexit and move on", he said. These firms would, of course, favour a "soft Brexit" as that will ensure continued access to the single market comprising the remaining 27 European Union states, and some have put expansion plans on hold until there is greater clarity on Britain's exit by March 2019.

European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday that "the mess caused by Brexit is the biggest problem in the history of EU-UK relations and it is still very far from being resolved". The cold realities of business opportunities, and not historic nostalgia, will decide India's future engagements with the UK.

"What we were asked to do was have no free movement, no EU jurisdiction, no continued payments to the EU, no customs union and no single market", International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said on Wednesday.

But the ex-MSP said the PM is the "best person to deliver Brexit", adding he had not considered writing a letter calling for a vote of no confidence.

May, who has tried to keep calm and carry on, replaced Johnson with a loyalist, former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and gave Davis' job to Dominic Raab in a bid to shore up her authority.

A 98-page report setting out the Government's demands to Brussels would mean European Union workers will still be allowed rights to travel to Britain temporarily.

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"This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary", May's spokesman said in a statement.

Theresa May only has a majority in Parliament with the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, so any split raises questions about whether her plan could survive a Commons vote.

The FT said Britain wanted to be the country outside the bloc with the closest relationship in financial services to what will then be the EU's 27 member countries. "What I want to say to them is Britain is going to be a dependable ally, a country that stands up for the values that matter to the people of this country, and will be a strong confident voice in the world", BBC quoted him as saying.

"Theresa May's Government is in meltdown", deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson said.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph she said Mrs May's plan was "catastrophically bad" and a "disaster for the Conservative Party".

Fallon warned Conservative rebels that a challenge to May's leadership is "the last thing we need".

The prime minister is also likely to face some opposition in Brussels, where officials have repeatedly warned Britain to lower its expectations about how close ties can be.

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