UK: Tory vice chairs quit over May's Brexit plan

11 Julio, 2018, 09:33 | Author: Kelly Blake
  • David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary leaving Theresa May facing a crisis

Boris Johnson has resigned as British foreign secretary, and the sporting world has been quick to poke fun at the Conservative Party politician, especially after his derogatory remarks about the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

In practical terms, this means Mrs May losing the support of her Democratic Unionist Party allies or a sizeable number of Eurosceptic Tories - both groups with reason to fear a loss of influence in a new Parliament.

Inside, the paper sets out the possible scenarios: a fightback from May, a Conservative leadership challenge from Boris Johnson or a general election which could see Labour take power.

Under Conservative Party rules, a confidence vote in a leader can be triggered if 15 percent of Conservative lawmakers - now 48 - write a letter requesting one.

In his letter of resignation, he described her readiness to accept a "common rulebook" with the European Union in trade on goods and her proposal of "impractical and undeliverable customs arrangements" as being like "sending our vanguard into battle with the white flags fluttering above them".

A handful of lawmakers who want a clean break from the European Union said privately they had submitted letters calling for a vote of confidence in May, though hadn't met the threshold of 48 needed to trigger such a ballot.

Asked if Brexiteers needed to put the PM's future to a vote of the Conservative Party, he replied "it may well come to that".

In the run-up to the referendum, the Vote Leave mastermind Dominic Cummings referred to the small army of ardent Brexiters on the Tory backbenches as the "flying monkeys" - willing to defy their leader and the whips and unleash political chaos in the name of Brexit.

In recent weeks, junior ministers Phillip Lee and Greg Hands have also resigned in order to vote against government - the former over Brexit, the latter over Heathrow.

More news: Volvió a desaparecer el argentino encontrado en Perú
More news: Francia y Bélgica empatan sin goles al cabo del primer tiempo
More news: Rescataron a los 12 chicos y al entrenador — Milagro en Tailandia

But it soon began to unravel when Davis resigned late on Sunday and launched a no-holds-barred attack on her plan, calling it "dangerous" and one which would give "too much away, too easily" to European Union negotiators, who would simply ask for more. On Tuesday, two more lawmakers followed them out the door.

Two parliamentary private secretaries - MPs who act as assistants to ministers - also quit their posts. Following her statement, she went to a private meeting of the Conservative Party's 1922 Committee, where she was cheered warmly on arrival and when she left.

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said: "Theresa May's Government is in meltdown". They quit amid divisions in the government over Brexit.

Some enthusiastic Brexiteers believe a no-deal solution would free the United Kingdom to forge new trade agreements around the world under WTO rules.

All eyes are now on the next move by Brexit hardliners in May's centre-right Conservative Party.

However, some are already calling for May's head. They are ones that want to see a "hard Brexit"-Britain crashing out of the EU's single market so long as it can control its borders. This has got to be killed and it's got to be killed before recess".

Nadine Dorries, the outspoken Bedfordshire MP, said: "I think that we in this room, while being reasonable, need to feel some steel in our spines. They will not prepare for "no deal".

The British government is due to publish a detailed version of its plans on Thursday.

Having made it to the final two candidates following the resignation of David Cameron two years ago, Leadsom was forced to pull out of the race after suggesting she would make a better leader than May because she is a mother.



Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about her sex addiction
Will also touched on his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997, where he referred to her as not his wife, but his "life partner". He explained that there is a point where one realizes that you're with that person for life.

Serena Williams's next opponent: I don't like women's game
By the time she was done, she had hit 20 winners and only 14 unforced errors in a match of high quality on both sides. Kerber, the 2016 Australian and US Open champion, said: "I mean, the pressure is not always on my side".

Mahrez ya es del City por 67M€
El Leicester City se despidió de Mahrez en su cuenta de Twitter y le deseó un buen viaje en su nueva aventura con el Manchester City .

ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 20 martyred in Peshawar blast
More than 380,000 personnel will be deployed for the elections, according to Major General Asif Ghafoor, the military spokesman. Pakistan's Election Commission has asked the military to help hold a "free and fair election" in the face of security threats.

Eden Hazard still 'dreaming' of Real Madrid
If Real Madrid do indeed want to sign Hazard , they will certainly have to shell out staggering sums of money to do so. Cristiano Ronaldo has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus for the past week.

Didier Deschamps: Jugamos con una mentalidad excepcional - Somos Deporte
"Incluso en mis mejores sueños, y soy un gran soñador, nunca había imaginado esto ", añadió el joven jugador, de 19 años.

United Kingdom drops in worldwide broadband speed rankings
The analysis also found that the UK's average speed had risen from 16.51Mbps in 2017 to 18.57Mbps this year. Meanwhile Macao dropped behind, leaving the United Kingdom four spots down since previous year .

The first 'Game of Thrones' spinoff starts filming soon
Kingsman: The Secret Service screenwriter Jane Goldman penned the pilot script and will serve as showrunner. For fans who might be wondering, nobody from Game of Thrones will be on the new show.

Médico de la selección rusa admite uso de amoníaco pero niega dopaje
Sin embargo, no es una sustancia que esté tipificada como prohibida por el reglamento antidopaje de la FIFA . Además aseguró, " Se puede ir a cualquier farmacia, comprar algodón y amoniaco .

Enrique Peña Nieto encabezará inauguración de la Brigada Militar
Según el mexiquense, hoy México se va destacando como una potencia emergente que va sobresaliendo en el mundo, "con mayor proyección internacional y mayor reconocimiento".