Chequers Brexit plan is the best option available, Hague tells Tories

British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting in Berlin last week

The developments have triggered speculation that May could face an imminent leadership contest.

Speaking alongside the German chancellor at a news conference in London, May rejected the charge that she had caved in to pressure from Brussels to keep strong ties with the bloc. She addressed Conservative MPs for an hour on Monday and issued a warning that divided parties lose elections. He stood down from the council in 2006 and in May 2008 he was elected to the London Assembly for the seat of West Central, at which point mayor of London Boris Johnson made him deputy mayor for Policing.

Hunt, who had been the health secretary, is considered one of May's most loyal ministers.

"Will the Prime Minister work with the rest of us to make sure that we can deliver on staying in the Customs Union and the Single Market?"

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May commences a meeting with her cabinet to discuss the government's Brexit plans at Chequers, the Prime Minister's official country residence, near Aylesbury, Britain, July 6, 2018.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright was appointed to replace Hancock as the culture secretary, with Geoffrey Cox becoming the new attorney general.

"I like Boris Johnson, I've always liked him".

David Davis announced his resignation from the government yesterday (9 July), saying that the general direction of policy would leave the United Kingdom in "at best a weak negotiating position".

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

"Brexit should be about opportunity and hope", Johnson said in a scathing resignation letter that was echoed in headlines in a number of Britain's national newspapers.

"And there's another question about how they were drawn up because they were drawn up in secret without telling the Secretary of State for leaving the European Union David Davis what was going on, whilst his department was working on a White Paper".

The former minister also sent a clear message for those itching for a second Brexit referendum, saying they lacked a necessary understanding of the situation.

Nigel farage has threatened to return as the leader of the UKIP unless Brexit is "put back on track" and he also accused May of betraying the people. It would take 48 such letters from Conservative MPs to trigger a no-confidence vote in Theresa May as leader.

But he warned he felt "very strongly about the future of my country" and said Tories had "real concerns" about the direction of Brexit. She looks set on facing down hardline Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party who are livid over her plans to negotiate a "free trade area for goods" with the EU.

"It is absolutely right that we focus now on these important negotiations to get the best possible deal".

With less than nine months left until Britain is due to leave the bloc, May is sticking to her plan for a "business friendly" Brexit.

Trump has long voiced his support for Brexit, saying it was part of a global uprising that ultimately thrust him to power, and he was at his Scottish golf resort the day after Britons voted to leave the European Union, saying the outcome was a "great thing".

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