Has Theresa May Finally Pulled Off Her Brexit Deal? HuffPost Verdict
Has Theresa May Finally Pulled Off Her Brexit Deal? HuffPost Verdict
GETTYTheresa May persuaded her Eurosceptic MPs to back her Soft Brexit blueprint
09 July, 2018, 02:38
The cabinet - including Mr Davis - all signed up to the proposals after a meeting at Chequers last week.
Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, claimed May's plans were unworkable and a "fudge" that would be a bureaucratic nightmare to implement, as he called on the prime minister to put them to a vote in the Commons next week.
After a marathon 12-hour meeting at her Chequers residence on Friday, the prime minister seemed to have persuaded the most vocal Brexit campaigners in her cabinet to back plans for a new UK-EU agreement.
The full "White Paper" on Brexit is expected to be published by Thursday, when there could be demands for another Commons statement, possibly by the Brexit Secretary David Davis.
Since Friday, several more Conservative MPs were said to have added their names to a list supporting a vote of no confidence, although No 10 insiders have indicated May would fight any challenge and the numbers looked to be in her favour.
Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery said: 'This is absolute chaos and Theresa May has no authority left.
Other backbenchers have backed the aforementioned Jacob Rees-Mogg, with one describing the Somerset MP as "our Churchill".
Michael Gove has urged Eurosceptic Conservative MPs to rally behind Theresa May as she prepares to face down her backbench critics in person before publishing a white paper on leaving the EU.
Ireland's foreign minister said on Sunday the proposal was a significant move towards a much less disorderly Brexit, though tough negotiations still lie ahead.
He said he would "listen to what the Prime Minister has got to say on Monday evening at the 1922 Committee" before deciding what action to take.
"It is not practicable in customs terms to guarantee free goods transit between the European Union and Britain as well as own free trade agreements with third countries, as Britain wants", said Thilo Brodtmann, head of Germany's Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA). Whether the Prime Minister will be able to get her plans past the Brextremists in her own party let alone Brussels remains to be seen.
The prime minister's plan, which will be assessed by the EU, would result in the creation of a new UK-EU free trade area for goods, with a "common rulebook". "If the EU says we have to be in the European Economic Area [an even softer Brexit] and accept free movement, the party will blow up".
It would involve a "facilitated customs arrangement" meant to remove the need for a hard border in Ireland, and the creation of a UK-EU free-trade area, in which the UK would abide by a "common rule book" of EU regulations.
European Union negotiators want to study the full 120-page White Paper - to be published by Downing Street on Thursday - but yesterday expressed scepticism about whether the new British plan will be acceptable to Brussels.
The bloc has long warned it will not accept any "cherry-picking" in relation to the single market's four freedoms on goods, services, people and capital.
Mr Davis was appointed Brexit secretary in 2016 and was responsible for negotiating the United Kingdom withdrawal from the EU.
'Michel Barnier will be a very, very strong defender of the EU interests here, in terms of protecting the integrity of the single market and the integrity of the EU customs union'.
Multiple deaths and injuries reported Sunday after a passenger train derailed in the northwestern Turkish province of Tekirdağ. Tekirdag governor Mehmet Ceyhan said the area where the derailment happened was muddy from heavy rain and hard to reach.
He also tweeted , "The proudest". "They have their own issues and are always on and off", a source told the publication. One particularly notable sighting included fans spotting them locking lips at a park in New York City.
After ensuring the lions were not a threat to tourists, Fox said there will not be any changes to "the status quo of our lions". There are six lions in the pride, which act as "watch-dogs" to help protect the resident rhinos from poachers .
He meets the Russian leader in Helsinki as the finale of a trip with earlier stops in Belgium, England and Scotland. Last month, a G-7 meeting in Canada turned sour when Trump disparaged allies and refused to sign a joint statement.
It had been reported that the unnamed 24-year-old man's foot became stuck after the tarmac beneath him melted and gave way. It's bracing for its longest heatwave in history, with temperatures expected to get into the 90s over the weekend.
Last month, Kansas coach Bill Self said that, despite the allegations, he expected De Sousa would be eligible to play next season. Maryland is sponsored by Under Armour, one of Adidas's chief rivals in the basketball market, along with Nike.
It took time for Anthony to adapt and he never completely found comfort playing as a catch-and-shoot stretch-4. Anthony "would be pursued vigorously among contenders on the free agent market", Wojnarowski and Young report.
This comes after the New York Times reported on Friday that Trump's team set new parameters for a voluntary meeting with Mueller. Unfortunately, the incessant attempts to invalidate the investigation and paint it as a "witch hunt" seem to be working .
The job growth shows the labour market shrugging off worries about a slowdown triggered by trade fights or rising borrowing costs. Remaining slack in the job market could be keeping a lid on wage growth, said Cathy Barerra, chief economist at ZipRecruiter.
May secures cabinet backing for 'soft Brexit'
Britain said the proposal would also solve the problem of the Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. MPs are now waiting for more detail in a white paper to be published next Thursday.
Four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy takes first steps
According to the family's YouCaring page , she spent the first 87 days of her life in the hospital's NICU before being sent home. According to FOX 2 Detroit , doctors told the little girl's family it could be up to a year before Maya could walk on her own.
Zaman's 73 helps Pakistan rout Australia
The T20I series between India and English team is tied at the 1-1 and the third match of the series is being played on Sunday. Pakistan included the youthful Afridi for his second T20I in place of Hasan Ali, while Usman Khan came in for Mohammad Nawaz.
Tiffany Haddish excited as Tyler Perry gets her a New Car
Haddish also explained that a man has never bought her a vehicle and that she has always had to make auto payments. Tiffany Haddish was gifted a Tesla auto by Tyler Perry after the actress claimed the model was her dream vehicle.
Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.21 million
Bourdain was in France working on Season 12 of " Parts Unknown " when he was discovered dead in his hotel room. He gave the same instructions for his cars, furniture, books, clothing and other household items.
Hominins walked like modern humans, climbed like apes
Alemseged believes that all of this evidence combined shows what a critical, pivotal species afarensis was for human evolution. This fossil, dated at 3.32 million years ago, comprises most of the skull and torso, as well as many parts of the limbs.
Wilshere set for West Ham medical ahead of possible move
Wilshere is a free agent after leaving Arsenal last month following the expiration of his contract at the Emirates Stadium. Previously, he had been linked with Fenerbahce , and Wilshere revealed that this was something he would be open to.
Matteo Guendouzi 'to complete Arsenal move on Monday'
Gouendouzi, a France under-20 global , has been in the radar of several Premier League clubs since earlier this season. A £7.1m (€8m) plus add-ons deal has been agreed between the two clubs, according to Ouest-France.