British PM May could change her mind on Brexit says Jacob Rees

London England. The cabinet are due to meet on Friday at Chequers to discuss new plans for Brexit. Dan Kitwood  Getty Images

His resignation this afternoon from the Foreign Office, in response to May's Soft Brexit plan agreed at Chequers on Friday, and following the resignation of Brexit secretary David Davis last night, ends a period of political prevarication we haven't seen since Boris Johnson couldn't make up his mind about whether to back Leave or Remain at the European Union referendum. Britain is due to leave the European Union in March.

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the United Kingdom initiative needed to be compatible with EU guidelines and not create extra costs and red tape.

Without the backing of her own ranks and with a working majority of just 13, the prime minister will need to rely on opposition parties, Politico reported.

"I believe this will help the government stick to the promises it made. Will she stick to her earlier words?"

The Chequers policy, which secured Cabinet agreement last week before sparking senior resignations, includes being tied to the European single market for goods under a "common rule book" and close customs arrangements as part of a new UK-EU free trade area. This would be unleashed if at least 48 Conservative MPs ask for a letter from Graham Brady, Chairman of Committee 1922, body representing Tory deputies without charge in government.

Amid growing discontent on the Tory backbenches, Brexiteer Andrea Jenkyns warned that more resignations could follow those of Mr Johnson, Mr Davis, Brexit minister Steve Baker, two Conservative vice-chairs and two parliamentary aides.

A handful of ministers below cabinet level have also quit in protest and, amid claims No 10 has taken control of the process and marginalised the Brexit department, there has been talk of other resignations unless the government rethinks its plans. That is a prospect that now seems more likely.

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"Nor do we expect a leadership challenge. We are supporting Theresa for PM", he added.

Speaking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Mrs May insisted that her Chequers deal delivered on the "red lines" which she set out in her Lancaster House speech previous year.

He says "there is now a new secretary of state and we look forward to moving on".

"If anyone in the Conservative Party is then thinking about voting that down, that is the point at which they are going to endanger everything they have been trying to achieve". 'There is a whole range of scenarios in which they get no Brexit, or an indefinitely delayed Brexit, or a change of government or a second referendum, ' he told Radio 4's Today programme.

The rebels do not have much less guarantee that y would win motion, as most members of party are supporters of a soft Brexit and many consider it madness to risk a crisis that could end up opening doors of Downing Street to Labour Jeremy Corbyn.

"Seeing as the prime minister isn't bringing Brexit home I'm concerned attending would be a bad omen for football coming home".

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