May stares down Brexit plan backlash as ministers quit

May appoints new Brexit secretary who once called feminists 'obnoxious bigots'

Downing Street swiftly appointed eurosceptic Housing Minister Dominic Raab to Davis's job, and said it expected to replace Johnson imminently.

May, the leader of the Conservative party, believed she had secured a hard-won agreement with her deeply divided cabinet of ministers on Friday to keep the closest possible trading ties with the EU.

It comes as federal minister Christopher Pyne reassured the United Kingdom that Australia will have a good relationship with the country's new foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt following Boris Johnson's resignation.

Davis resigned yesterday, saying May's plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the European Union gave "too much away, too easily".

Steve Baker also resigned as a junior Brexit minister.

Two Brexit disruptors, two very different resignations.

Mr Bradley said in his resignation letter that the Chequers plan would damage the UK's opportunities to develop global trade and be "an outward-looking nation in control of our own destiny" following Brexit.

One wonders why he did not resign on July 6, but perhaps he needed time to reflect, or he wanted to disturb Theresa May's government the night before she was to present her unified cabinet's Brexit plan to parliament.

Trump also said he might speak to former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who quit along with Brexit minister David Davis over May's plans for a business-friendly Brexit which was only agreed by her cabinet last Friday after two years of wrangling. Theresa May's song, unfortunately, stuck in his throat.

The PM told MPs she wanted to recognise the work of the former Brexit secretary on steering through some of the "most important legislation for generations" and the "passion" that the outgoing foreign secretary had shown in promoting a "global Britain to the world".

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Is this the end to the cabinet resignations? At one point, there were even reports that MPs from her Conservative Party had collected enough signatures to force a motion of confidence in her leadership-something that very well could have precipitated Britain's third general election in under 5 years.

Penning a satirical limerick describing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan having sex with a goat and calling him a "wankerer" to rhyme with the Turkish capital of Ankara. Others have voiced their support for May's premiership and against a future Labour prime minister.

Another Tory Remainer, Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy, argued that the Government had made "considerable progress" on Brexit.

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How will this impact Trump's visit?

Trump said it was up to the British people to decide if Mrs May remained in power while speaking to reporters at the House House before boarding Air Force One.

Earlier on Monday, Johnson became the third government official to walk away from the government over Prime Minister Theresa May's soft Brexit plan which has angered many Conservatives.

Merkel, a key voice in Brussels, said the other 27 European Union members would give a joint response, "but it's good that the proposals are on the table - that much I can say already, without going into details".

"I get along with her very well, I have a very good relationship", he said.

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