President Trump Says UK in Turmoil After Officials Resign Amid Brexit Deal

Frederick Owens
July 11, 2018

May announced on Friday that her warring Cabinet had finally agreed to a plan to follow European Union rules for trade in goods, raising hopes that long-stalled talks with the bloc could progress. David Cameron quit after losing the 2016 Brexit referendum that he called in an attempt to secure the backing of Brexiteers within his party.

Johnson had been due to host a summit about the western Balkans on Monday afternoon but was instead holed up in his official residence with close advisers, considering his position.

"For the good of this country and its people, the government needs to get its act together and do it quickly and if it can't, make way for those who can", he said. "The trouble is that I have practised the words over the weekend and find that they stick in the throat".

When asked if the PM agrees with the U.S. president's view that the United Kingdom is in "turmoil", Mrs May's official spokesman said she hopes Mr Trump will have a positive view of Britain following his visit.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, July 10, 2018.

After a dramatic day of twists and turns in Westminster, the prime minister addressed Conservative MPs for an hour, issuing a stark warning that divided parties lose elections and telling her party that "to lead is to decide".

All eyes are now on the next move by Brexit hardliners in May's centre-right Conservative Party.

Fellow Tory Brexiteer Peter Bone welcomed Mr Davis's resignation, saying it was "a principled and fearless decision", while Andrea Jenkyns said Mr Davis's departure was "fantastic news" and hailed Mr Baker as "another courageous and principled MP".

"The British government's white paper promised for this week will definitely require closer analysis, which we will especially expect from the team of the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier", Maasikas told the Baltic News Service on Monday, emphasising that the main focus needs to remain on keeping up the unity of the EU's internal market.

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And there is certainly enough disgruntled backbench MPs who are willing to write to the 1922 committee chairman Sir Graham Brady to force a leadership challenge.

The pound pared losses amid fading concerns that the resignations will immediately push May to a confidence vote.

It is unclear whether Brussels will accept this, after repeatedly warning Britain it can not "cherry-pick" bits of its single market. But now her plans are on the edge of collapsing before they've even made it to the European Union negotiating table.

Creating a political storm when he compared European Union efforts to create a superstate to Hitler's attempt to rule the continent, saying: "Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically".

Above a picture of her cabinet, including her new foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt and Brexit minister Dominic Raab after a mini-reshuffle late on Monday, May wrote on her twitter feed: "Productive Cabinet meeting this morning - looking ahead to a busy week". "If not then who knows".

But don't worry: His real resignation letter was just more subtle with the clues.

May's proposals for a "common rulebook" on goods "hands control of large swathes of our economy to the EU", he said.

Davis said his job required "an enthusiastic believer in your approach, and not merely a reluctant conscript".

"And I think without David Davis there, without his imprimatur, it will be very hard for them to get the support of Conservative MPs and therefore the Prime Minister would be well advised to reconsider them".

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