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UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

Brexit news Getty Brexit news David Davis has resigned as Brexit secretary
Steven Clarke | 11 July, 2018, 03:14

Although it has caused a headache, May was quick to capitalize on the fact that two of her biggest problems extricated themselves from her inner circle; she ceremoniously replaced Davis and Johnson with more amiable substitutes.

"And it would be a split coming from the top, not from the members of the Conservative Party across the country".

"He's been very, very nice to me, very supportive", Trump said.

His resignation comes just a month after he was heard launching a scathing attack on the government's Brexit strategy in a leaked tape from a private dinner with Conservative activists.

During a day packed with high-profile Cabinet departures, she also faced down her Conservative party's powerful 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, amid rumours they were close to getting the 48 signatures needed to trigger a no-confidence vote that could have removed her as Prime Minister.

Reports suggested the Prime Minister would face a vote of no confidence in her leadership.

Sir Graham refused to say whether he had received any such letters.

Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was reassigned to the role of Foreign Secretary and Dominic Raab became the Brexit Secretary.

And asked whether Mrs May would fight a no-confidence vote if one was called, a senior Number 10 source said simply: "Yes".

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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.

It comes right before Donald Trump's first visit to Britain as U.S. president on Friday, as well as the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels tomorrow.

Mr Johnson was the figurehead of the Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum, but dramatically pulled away from an expected leadership bid after losing the support of fellow minister Michael Gove.

"When will the prime minister go further and accept that we need to include more in this deal and that we need to be part of the internal market of the European Union?"

The government has battled to find a way of tackling these while maintaining access to European Union markets and avoiding burdensome customs arrangements that could damage businesses, with some leading companies warning they could cut investment or withdraw from Britain in the wake of a no-deal Brexit.

In her response to Johnson, May wrote that she was "sorry and a little surprised" by his move after his apparent support on Friday, when ministers held talks at her country retreat of Chequers and emerged with a "collective" position on Brexit. The UK government is in turmoil, but that has been the case for more than two years.

In June this year he urged Mrs May to deliver a "full British Brexit", and not something that was "half-hearted".

A spokesman for Downing Street confirmed: "This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary". "Brussels must not mistakenly conclude, as EU Council chief Donald Tusk hinted, that one more push will destroy Brexit".

He flew out to Washington DC to convince Mr Trump that Iran would "go for a bomb" if he deserted the agreement, with his words falling on deaf ears as the United States later announced it would be pulling out of the deal.

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