EU to analyse UK Brexit plan

David Davis and Boris Johnson

David Davis and Boris Johnson Getty Images

"Brexit should be about opportunity and hope".

The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid published an interview with Trump as May was hosting him at a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Britain's World War II Prime Minister Winston Churchill - the leader who coined the term "special relationship" for the trans-Atlantic bond.

Conservative Eurosceptics have launched a new attempt to change the government's Brexit strategy by targeting a key piece of legislation.

It was in the "ludicrous position" of offering to accept huge amounts of European Union laws that for decades British governments have argued against, yet with no say in how they are made. "The trouble is that I have practised the words over the weekend and find they stick in the throat", he wrote.

Under Conservative Party rules, a confidence vote in a leader can be triggered if 48 Conservative lawmakers request one.

With less than nine months until Britain is due to leave the bloc, May is sticking to her plan for a "business friendly" Brexit.

Despite new United Kingdom proposals to stay close to the bloc on trade and regulations, European officials remain extremely negative on the prospects of a deal, according to the person, who asked not to be identified as contacts with business are happening in private.

Johnson rocked the Government by becoming the second Cabinet minister to resign in less than 24 hours. While International Development Secretary Penny Morduant immediately welcomed the decision saying Rabb is "highly capable, across the issues, attention to detail, Leave supporter and pragmatist", others said Davis' resignation has plunged Britain into "absolute chaos".

'Clear evidence of humanitarian need' in North Korea: UN aid chief - International
Besides malnutrition and water, Lowrock also highlighted a shortage of drugs and medical supplies and equipment. The UN representative also noted that the DPRK "remains very vulnerable to natural disasters".


"In his resignation letter, Davis said the "'common rule book policy hands control of large swathes of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense".

Johnson resigned as the foreign minister, warning that Britain will end up like a colony to the European Union after the government announced plans for a close trading relationship with the bloc after Brexit next year. Working out how to keep the now invisible border free of tariffs and customs checks has been a major stumbling block in negotiations.

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he would assess the White Paper to see if it was "workable and realistic" before meeting Mr Raab next week. We have to deliver Brexit or we will be punished at the polls at the next general election.

The top four positions in May's Cabinet - that of Prime Minister, foreign secretary, home secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer - are now populated by those who voted Remain in the June 2016 referendum.

But May's allies fear more resignations may follow.

The resignation of Davis's deputy, Steve Baker, is a serious loss for May: Baker is widely respected among Brexit-supporting lawmakers.

Brexit-backing MPs, including leading eurosceptic Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg, will also seek to force her hand by submitting amendments to a trade bill being debated in the House of Commons next week.

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