Twitter reacts to Brexit chaos as Theresa May hit by Cabinet resignations

Anna Jefferson
November 16, 2018

He was followed out of the government by Work and Pensions Secretary Esther Mcvey.

Well, Theresa May survived the night as prime minister, and there were no reports of overnight resignations from cabinet ministers.

The tabloid Sun newspaper said May's job as prime minister was hanging by a thread, with her former foreign secretary Boris Johnson tipped as a potential successor at Number 10. "The very man who is effectively May's negotiator to resign saying he doesn't think this is a good deal, I think is devastating".

Writing in his resignation letter to the prime minister Thursday afternoon, Mr Jayawardena said: "I can not agree, in the cold light of day, that the deal in front of us today is right for our country".

As chairman of a group of Eurosceptic Conservative MPs, his move could trigger a confidence vote in May, throwing the whole Brexit project into chaos.

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This is a developing story.

Raab only took over as Brexit Secretary in July, replacing the original holder of the job, David Davis who quit because he, like Raab, could not reconcile with May's European Union withdrawal proposals. Even if the deal passes with a narrow majority, the country will still be bitterly split between those who accept this muddling compromise, the little Englanders who demand a diamond-hard Brexit and the roughly 50 per cent of voters who wish this could all turn out to be a bad dream and Britain could just stay in the EU.

"It would be to take a path of deep and grave uncertainty when the British people just want us to get on with it".

May gamely tried selling the plan to a skeptical Commons, but ended up admitting that the deal could lock the entire United Kingdom into the backstop EU customs-union arrangement for the foreseeable future.

May argued that her proposal on the withdrawal agreement was the best deal Britain could hope to get, warning that the only alternatives were risking leaving without a deal, or no Brexit at all.

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Corbyn said May's withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration represent a huge and damaging failure.

This has some parallels to the Nancy Pelosi leadership fight in the US. Speaking on condition of anonymity because the process is still ongoing, the official said both sides "exhausted our margin of maneuver under our respective mandates".

If by then a permanent future trade deal has not been agreed there would be an extension, but that could involve bringing in arrangements to avoid a hard border being introduced between Northern Ireland and the neighboring Irish Republic.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan erased early gains to go flat, then edged up 0.1 per cent. May's allies in the Democratic Unionist Party and opposition parties.

"All I can say is that the European Union is prepared for a final deal with the United Kingdom in November", he said at a press conference in Brussels held in the aftermath of the resignations.

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In a commentary on Wednesday, Peter foster, Europe editor of The Daily Telegraph wrote: "Theresa May must come clean: her Brexit deal is a dog's breakfast (but is still the best thing on a desultory menu)".

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