Britain's May reasserts her authority after Brexit resignations

Britain's May reasserts her authority after Brexit resignations

But as Mrs May set about trying to steady the ship, a senior Cabinet minister told the Express & Star there was "absolutely no appetite" in the Tory ranks for another leadership battle.

Some Conservative Brexit supporters are still incensed over what they see as her breach of a promise to break cleanly from the EU.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to assembled guests, as she hosts a reception to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, at 10 Downing Street, in central London on July 4, 2018.

They are planning a show of strength in the Commons next week in votes on the Prime Minister's flagship Trade Bill.

Mrs May was speaking amid speculation over further possible resignations of Leave-backing Tories, following the loss of three ministers, two party vice-chairs and two parliamentary aides over the course of 48 hours.

Amendments striking at the heart of the Chequers scheme are being supported by leading Brexiteers including Jacob Rees-Mogg, Bernard Jenkin and Owen Paterson.

The resignations have plunged her government into a crisis that could challenge her leadership and result in a no-confidence vote in parliament.

"In a vote of confidence in the House of Commons I would support the Prime Minister that's because I don't want to have another General Election, there isn't a vote of confidence in either case at the moment, I don't think many people want another election, we only had one a year ago". They also are in a minority in parliament to try to change any deal that is agreed with the EU.

He was enthusiastic about Johnson, calling him "a friend of mine".

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The broadsheet version of Die Welt says the government is "wobbling" after the departure of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.

"My concern is about the policy, rather than the individual", he said.

Mr Fabricant lauded Mrs May's Brexit plan as a "pragmatic compromise".

The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, but the two sides have yet to agree how trade will work between the UK and the EU after that.

"This confrontation between Brexiters and reality was long overdue", it said, adding that May "should have faced down the hardliners before negotiations formally began".

Analysts said the main reason why the Brexit debate has gone round in circles-and why the U.K.'s negotiations with the European Union have been nearly completely stalled for months-is that much of the British political class have never fully understood what the European Union is or how it works.

Aldridge-Brownhills MP Wendy Morton said: "The Prime Minister is showing the same level of resilience that she always does".

"This is a time when the world is looking at us as a country, wondering what type of country we are going to be in a post-Brexit world". The former United Kingdom foreign secretary says May is destroying Britain's "Brexit dream".

The Guardian newspaper quoted an unnamed Conservative MP saying the resignations would continue in protest against her plan to keep strong economic ties with the European Union - dubbed the Chequers plan after her country retreat where it was agreed last week.

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