Theresa May urges Tory backbenchers to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of power

EPA  ParliamentBoris Johnson is in the firing line from pro-Brexiteers like MP Andrew Brigden

EPA ParliamentBoris Johnson is in the firing line from pro-Brexiteers like MP Andrew Brigden

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May emerges from 10 Downing Street in Westminster, London, Britain on July 9, 2018.

Conservative Party vice chairs Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield resigned on Tuesday afternoon - joining the growing list of Conservative MPs rebelling over Theresa May's plans for Brexit.

U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that his scheduled visit to Britain was coming at a time of "turmoil" - comments May later brushed aside - and two more junior ministers quit in protest, with reports that more were ready to go.

The trans-Atlantic relationship has had some awkward moments since Trump's election.

"This is not a betrayal", she responded to one of several eurosceptic Conservative MPs who complained, insisting it was "the right Brexit deal for Britain".

Senior lawmakers in her party said they did not expect the prime minister to face a vote of no confidence, although some Conservatives were still saying that she should go.

Caulfield said in her resignation letter that "I cannot support the direction of travel in the Brexit negotiations, which in my view do not fully embrace the opportunities that Brexit can provide". They might lack the name recognition of the likes of Mr Johnson, but their reasoning for leaving should be no less troubling for Downing Street. Speaking as he signed a joint EU-NATO declaration with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Tusk was apparently alluding to Trump's upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin when he said "it is always worth knowing who is your strategic friend and who is your strategic problem".

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The foreign and Brexit secretaries have both quit over the plans.

Mr Johnson's resignation as Foreign Secretary, has thrown Theresa May's Government into further turmoil.

"He's been very, very supportive and very nice to me".

Fallon warned Conservative rebels that a challenge to May's leadership is "the last thing we need". Her party is divided into hard-and-soft Brexit factions and she has the impossible task of keeping them on the same page.

Before the Chequers meeting, Mr Rees-Mogg said: "Any EU agreement that restricts the country's ability to make trade agreements with other states, restricts our ability to control our migration policy, makes us pay to trade or interferes with our fishing waters could not be accepted". Pro-Europeans want to retain close economic ties with the bloc and its market of 500 million people, while some, but not all, Brexit supporters want a clean break to make it possible to strike new trade deals around the world.

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.

When the white smoke, so to speak, cleared from over Chequers, it emerged that May's fractious Cabinet had agreed, some of its members under duress, to match EU standards on goods and food, and also on future customs arrangements with the EU, including creating a UK-EU free trade area "which establishes a common rule book for industrial goods and agricultural products" in the aftermath of a transition period that will lead the UK out of Europe. Davis and Johnson initially backed the plan, before deciding they could not support it.

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