British government plunged into fresh chaos as Brexit ministers resign

British government plunged into fresh chaos as Brexit ministers resign

British government plunged into fresh chaos as Brexit ministers resign

"Fantastic news. Well done David Davis for having the principal and guts to resign", Brexit campaigner and Conservative lawmaker Andrea Jenkyns said on Twitter.

Finally, eurosceptic sources suggest that Mr Davis was utterly unimpressed with learning - when he received his mobile phone back - how Number 10 had aggressively spun its control of Chequers, including threats to resigning ministers requiring taxis rather than their government cars back home.

Conservative MP Peter Bone told BBC News Davis had "done the right thing", adding, "the PM's proposals for a Brexit in name only are not acceptable".

With several Conservative MPs taking to social media to praise Mr Davis' announcement, it is unclear whether the Prime Minister's Brexit plan can command the support of her own party, or if she can avoid a leadership challenged triggered if 48 members of her parliamentary party send letters of no confidence to the chairman of the 1922 Committee.

"The general direction of policy will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one", Davis wrote.

In an ominous warning to the Prime Minister, about 60 per cent of those surveyed by the ConservativeHome website said the deal as outlined so far would be bad for Britain if implemented, and the same proportion said they would not support it.

Less than nine months remain until Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019.

- Throughout his time in office Davis repeatedly expressed his loyalty to Theresa May, and praised her work on Brexit.

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Davis, Baker and other pro-Brexit members of May's Conservative party held deep concerns about her plans for keeping the United Kingdom tied to European Union rules for goods and adopting a close customs arrangement with the other 27 member countries.

He was joined by one other minister in his department, Steve Baker, and there are many reports that Suella Braverman has also quit.

An opinion poll found that 35 per cent believe the Brexit compromise agreed by the Cabinet is the best deal Britain will get from the European Union, while 38 per cent dismissed it as a sell-out. It vows to press for a free trade area for goods with the European Union and maintain close links.

"All those of us who believe that we want to execute a proper Brexit, and one that is the best deal for Britain, have an opportunity now to get behind the prime minister in order to negotiate that deal", he told the BBC. Their decision may embolden pro-Brexit lawmakers to make a move against her.

The prime minister will have a crunch meeting with members of her Tory party to discuss her plan in Parliament on Monday evening. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said Sunday that it did not contain everything he wanted but "I'm a realist".

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson backed the proposals at Chequers, despite claiming that defending the plans was like "polishing a turd" during the meeting.

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, a leader of the party's "hard Brexit" faction, compared May's plan to an egg so softly boiled that it "isn't boiled at all". Michael Gove, May's environment minister, said on Sunday that while the agreed negotiating stance was not flawless, he believed it delivered on handing back control to Britain.

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