Boris Johnson says it is ‘not too late to save Brexit’ as he describes PM’s Chequers plan as a ‘miserable, permanent limbo’

The Telegraph: Boris Johnson has said that it is “not too late to save Brexit” as he savaged the Prime Minister’s Chequers plan as a “miserable, permanent limbo”.

The former Foreign Secretary said that the Government has spent the past 18 months in “a fog of self-doubt” having “dithered” and “burned through negotiating capital”.… Be Informed

It’s not a question of whether Theresa May will lose her job, but when

 

Allison Pearson columnist and the chief interviewer of the Daily Telegraph writes that “Theresa May is a ghost prime minister and her Chequers deal is in the mortuary. It is no longer a question of whether she will lose her job, but when.”

“Last week, I got an unprecedented response after I wrote about Mrs May’s personal unsuitability for leading our nation through a historic negotiation.… Be Informed

Wednesday Morning Briefing

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Matteo Salvini denounces photos of people stranded at sea by Libya as fake after being accused that this is a result of his action.

Donald Trump blames his ‘phonetics’ and ‘grammar’ for being understood correct on something he didn’t actually want to say.… Be Informed

Theresa May rules out second Brexit Referendum

FT: Downing Street has ruled out a second referendum on Brexit under “any circumstances,” in a blow to those pushing for Britain to remain in the European Union.

The comments came on Monday morning just hours after former cabinet minister Justine Greening described Prime Minister Theresa May’s current strategy as “the worst of all worlds” and demanded a second EU referendum.… Be Informed

David Davis prepared to vote against May’s Government

The Telegraph: David Davis, the former Brexit Secretary, is prepared to join Eurosceptic MPs and vote against the Government next week in a move that could force ministers into a climbdown.

Mr Davis, who quit last week in protest at the Chequers compromise, is willing to back an amendment which will enshrine in law a commitment that there will be no customs border down the Irish Sea.

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Breaking News: U.S. president Donald Trump has described his interview with The Sun as “fake news” and says it missed out his positive comments about Theresa May

In a Press Conference with Theresa May, the U.S. president Donald Trump has described his interview with The Sun as “fake news” and says it missed out his positive comments about Theresa May.

Donald Trump has said his relationship with Theresa May is “very, very strong”, just hours after his comments attacking her Brexit plan emerged.… Be Informed

The Friday Morning Briefing

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The world news scene was ‘overshadowed’ by Trump’s tirades and comments at NATO summit and in Britain. He can easily be dubbed as a the ‘agent of disruption’ and not necessarily in a positive way as his comments, actions and views are indicative of a trait aimed disrupting world order.… Be Informed

Trump says May wrecked Brexit, claims that her Brexit plan will ‘kill’ US trade deal in an exclusive interview with The Sun

AP/The Sun:  Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview in which Trump blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, blamed London’s mayor for terror attacks against the city and argued that Europe was “losing its culture” because of immigration.… Be Informed

BREXIT White Paper Published

The Guardian: The government’s long-awaited white paper laying out its Brexit proposals has been published, the longest and most detailed explanation yet of the government’s hopes for the future relationship with the EU. It lays out many of the same elements detailed after the cabinet’s meeting at Chequers last week.… Be Informed

Donald Trump thinks that May’s Brexit plan is not what people voted for

The Guardian: Trump suggested that Theresa May’s latest Brexit plan is not what people voted for. Asked if he had a message for the UK on Brexit, he said it was not for him to say. But he also said:

I’ve been reading a lot about Brexit over the last couple of days and it seems to be turning a little bit differently, where they’re getting at least partially involved back with the European Union…

I would say Brexit is Brexit … The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that’s what they would do, but maybe they’re taking a little bit of a different route – I don’t know if that is what they voted for.

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No longer will people be allowed to arrive here from across Europe on the off-chance that they might find a job. – Theresa May

Theresa May Facebook Page: “Two years ago, the people of the UK spoke in greater numbers than ever before when they voted to leave the European Union.

Since then, my number one priority has been to give this country the Brexit it called for — and, with the plan being published on Thursday, we’re taking the next step towards doing just that.… Be Informed

Brexiters submit four amendments to Government trade bill

The Guardian : Angry hardline Brexiters have submitted four amendments to the government’s trade bill, arguing that Theresa May has broken their trust with the soft Brexit negotiating plan she unveiled at Chequers.

The European Research Group (ERG) fronted by Jacob Rees Mogg wants MPs to kill off May’s facilitated customs arrangement in an amendment to Monday’s bill, which calls for the UK to refuse to collect duties for the EU unless member states do likewise.… Be Informed

A fresh referendum on BREXIT might become necessary – British Labour Party Deputy Leader

The Independent (UK) A fresh referendum on Brexit will become necessary if increasingly divided MPs cannot agree on any departure plan, Labour’s deputy leader has suggested.

British Labour Party’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson said the current “chaos” – after the resignation of both Boris Johnson and David Davis in just 24 hours – raised the prospect of deadlock in parliament later in the year.… Be Informed

Senior ministers and Merkel endorse May

Reuters: British Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of senior ministers and an endorsement from Europe’s most powerful leader, Angela Merkel, on Tuesday, surviving the explosive resignations of two top cabinet members in protest at her Brexit plans.

May’s government was rattled on Monday by the departures of foreign minister Boris Johnson – the face of Brexit for many – and her chief Brexit negotiator David Davis.… Be Informed

UK Government Crisis – What we know so far

Historians might revisit this day as one of the longest days in British history. It rekindles the spectres of the days when Margaret Thatcher, in November 1990 resigned as Prime Minister and party leader in November 1990, after Michael Heseltine launched a challenge to her leadership.… Be Informed

Boris Johnson resigns as foreign secretary to deepen British government crisis

Downing Street: “This afternoon, the prime minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The prime minister thanks Boris for his work.”

Follow the latest on the British Government Crisis.

The Guardian presents this analysis:

David Davis’s resignation as Brexit secretary did not trigger an immediate threat to Theresa May’s leadership.

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British Government Crisis – The Beginning

 The News of the Resignation of Davis

 

The Telegraph : Theresa May’s Government is in deep crisis after David Davis dramatically resigned as Brexit Secretary on Sunday night.

Mr Davis shocked the Prime Minister by telling her he could not support the Brexit plan agreed at Chequers on Friday, and was quitting “in the national interest”. 

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