Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May survives crucial Brexit vote

Мэй выразили недоверие из-за Brexit

Meanwhile, US president Donald Trump said Mrs May needed a "carve out" in any Brexit agreement to ensure the United Kingdom can make a deal with the US.

The former Foreign Secretary accuses the prime minister of signing up to "economic vassalage".

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her government had begun negotiations with the European Union based on her hard-won Brexit plan, pressing on with a proposal criticised by both wings of her Conservative Party.

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Boris Johnson, her former foreign minister who quit over what is called the Chequers plan, was one of the first to renew his call for government to rethink its strategy, saying "it is not too late to save Brexit".

In one of her most challenging days as a PM, the Tory leader on Thursday night just narrowly managed to scrape through a crunch parliamentary vote on her customs plan - which would see the United Kingdom leaving the EU customs union.

But the ball is back in Remainers' court tonight as they will seek to vote through a amendment guaranteeing the government negotiates involvement in a customs union with the EU.

"Faced with that we had an option".

She told MPs: "He is absolutely wrong in his reference to the agreement that was reached at Chequers, I would not have gone through all the work that I did to ensure that we reached that agreement only to see it changed in some way through these Bills".

"So if we were going to find something that was Britain's interest, that delivered on the referendum and that was negotiable, we had to make what is a compromise but is a positive in terms of the benefits it gives us". The pressure is compounded by the need to agree a withdrawal deal with the European Union by the autumn.

Mr Corbyn asked the PM to "guarantee that her Cabinet ministers will fully co-operate with the police investigation" following the publication of the Electoral Commission report on the official Vote Leave campaign, which was backed by members of her cabinet during the 2016 referendum.

And she claimed that she was delivering results while the Labour leader was joining protests.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the influential European Research Group of Tories and a potential rival to Mr Johnson in any future contest for the party leadership, hailed the Commons statement as "the speech of a statesman".

Theresa May faces a make-or-break period as she battles to keep her premiership on track until Parliament's summer recess.

"Brexit is enormously positive, a huge opportunity for the country".

"I had to think who I wanted to see in the mirror for the rest of my life".

Defeat on the amendment could have triggered a full-scale leadership crisis for the prime minister.

"Trust is to some extent at the heart of policy making so that does concern me".

After bowing to pro-Brexit lawmakers in her party on Monday, the prime minister may have opened the door to their growing calls for her to ditch the Chequers plan.

"An establishment elite who never accepted the fundamental right of the public to choose democratically their institutions are working towards overturning them".

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