Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

People think David Davis secretly wrote 'It's coming home' in his resignation

People think David Davis secretly wrote 'It's coming home' in his resignation

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit with a resignation letter accusing May of flying "white flags" of surrender in negotiations with the European Union.

Despite two Cabinet ministers resigning within the space of 24 hours - the first time this happened for over 35 years - Prime Minister Theresa May is still in office.

Theresa May has been strengthened by the resignations of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis over her Brexit plan, a Welsh member of her government says.

May's proposals for a future European Union relationship after Britain departs from the bloc next March had taken two-years of internal government wrangling to agree, but within 48 hours Johnson and Davis had resigned saying they could not back the plans.

Asked if May's weakened position put negotiations at risk, Barnier said: "To be honest, I don't want to make any comment on domestic and national policy in the UK".

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Some 64% of Britons do not trust her to run Brexit negotiations - up 31 percentage points from when we last asked the question in March 2017.

Mr Hughes, who was Parliamentary Private Secretary to new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, said he was "100 per cent supportive" of the Prime Minister.

So, as things stand, although a number of Conservative MPs are clearly unhappy with how May is handling Brexit, they are a vocal minority, without the numbers to actually remove the prime minister.

The reshuffle is expected to continue as Mrs May attempts to stamp her authorities following the Chequers summit last Friday.

If Davis' resignation rattled May, Johnson's shook the foundations of her government.

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European Council President Donald Tusk, who leads the EU's political and priority-setting body, said Monday that "the mess caused by Brexit is the biggest problem in the history of EU-U.K. relations and it is still very far from being resolved".

Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Barnier said he looked forward to a "constructive discussion" with the United Kingdom after the white paper on Brexit is published on Thursday.

"I think the fact that she has lost two cabinet members has. strengthened her", he said.

Mrs May set out in the House of Commons her Brexit model. "That's not a tenable position". Many see him as a future leader of the Conservatives and as a prominent Leaver he could stop the rush to topple the prime minister from the Brexit wing of the party.

Boris's resignation letter is scathing.

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