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US News PM averts Brexit crisis after Davis quit talk

14:31  07 june  2018
14:31  07 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Brexit Secretary David Davis © Getty Brexit Secretary David Davis

Theresa May appears to have avoided a full-blown Brexit crisis and a cabinet resignation after talks with top Leave-supporting ministers.

The prime minister had a "constructive" discussion with David Davis on Thursday morning, Downing Street said, following speculation her Brexit secretary was ready to quit the government.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to 10 Downing Street in London, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville © Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to 10 Downing Street in London, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Mr Davis's chances of resigning were earlier judged at "50-50" by a source close to the Brexit secretary.

May has 'constructive' talks with Brexit minister over backstop

  May has 'constructive' talks with Brexit minister over backstop British Prime Minister Theresa May had "constructive" talks with her Brexit secretary David Davis, whom she expects to be in his post by the end of the day after a reported disagreement, her spokeswoman said on Thursday. The spokeswoman also told reporters that the government would publish its proposals for a backstop plan to ensure no return to a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland shortly. Government sources said that would be today.

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But, following his around half hour-long talks with Mrs May, Number 10 revealed the prime minister expects Mr Davis to remain in his position.

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The threat of a damaging departure from Mrs May's cabinet came amid Brexiteers' concerns at a "backstop" proposal to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

Mrs May also held separate face-to-face meetings in her parliamentary office with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on Thursday, Downing Street added.

Irish border could get ‘buffer zone’ under new Brexit proposals

  Irish border could get ‘buffer zone’ under new Brexit proposals Unconfirmed report suggests David Davis is drawing up a Liechtenstein-style plan for Northern Ireland after Brexit.There was no immediate response from Mr Davis’s Department for Exiting the EU to a report in The Sun suggesting the Brexit Secretary is to put forward a radical new solution to the thorny issue of future customs arrangements.

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One ally of the Brexit Secretary told the Telegraph: “The officials are forming a phalanx around the PM and GETTY•EPA. David Davis could quit as Brexit Secretary, it has been suggested. The news comes after Mr Davis said he expected to step down as Brexit Secretary at the end of negotiations.

The pair, along with Mr Davis, both campaigned for the UK's exit from the EU.

None of the three Cabinet ministers threatened to resign during their talks with the prime minister, a spokeswoman for Mrs May said.

Following the talks, a document detailing the "backstop" proposal was set to be released later on Thursday.

Theresa May appears to have avoided a full-blown Brexit crisis and a cabinet resignation after talks with top Leave supporters. © Reuters Theresa May appears to have avoided a full-blown Brexit crisis and a cabinet resignation after talks with top Leave supporters.

Last month, the cabinet agreed the new plan, which would see the whole UK remain in some parts of the EU's customs union beyond the transition period, in the event no other arrangements were found to avoid a hard border with

the Republic of Ireland.

However, Brexiteers became concerned the time-limited element of the proposal was set to be watered down when it was published.

Earlier this year, Mrs May rejected the EU's own proposed "backstop" solution to the Irish border issue.

Brussels had suggested keeping Northern Ireland in a customs union with the bloc in the event a UK-EU agreement didn't prevent a hard border.

But, under pressure from her DUP allies at Westminster, the prime minister dismissed the plan, explaining it threatened the "constitutional integrity" of the UK.

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