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US News David Davis RESIGNS: Brexit Secretary plunges Theresa May's government into chaos amid fury at 'soft' compromise on leaving the EU that was agreed at Chequers summit

02:10  09 july  2018
02:10  09 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

All you need to know about Cabinet’s Brexit showdown at Chequers

  All you need to know about Cabinet’s Brexit showdown at Chequers The meeting aims to thrash out the Government’s blueprint for Brexit. – What is happening?The whole Cabinet will be at the Prime Minister’s official country retreat in Buckinghamshire on Friday. The venue offers more privacy than Downing Street, where reporters and photographers can linger outside the black door to No 10.Ministers will be kept at the mansion until they have reached agreement – dinner will be served and they could talk late into the night.– What do they need to decide?The Government has to set out what it wants its future relationship with the European Union after Brexit to look like.

David Davis RESIGNS : Brexit Secretary plunges Theresa May ' s government into chaos amid fury at ' soft ' compromise on leaving the EU that was agreed at Chequers summit .

U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned from Theresa May ’ s government late Sunday, his office has confirmed to multiple news outlets. Davis resignation comes two days after May received backing from her cabinet, including Davis

File: Britain's Secretary of State for Departring the EU David Davis arrives in Downing Street in London, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville © Reuters File: Britain's Secretary of State for Departring the EU David Davis arrives in Downing Street in London, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned, it was reported tonight.

It comes after days of Cabinet tension over Theresa May's plans for the UK's departure from the European Union.

The resignation is a blow to Theresa May who was set to insist she has chosen the 'right Brexit for Britain' as she tries to quell a backbench revolt.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, July 5 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt © Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, July 5 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

The Prime Minister secured Cabinet backing for her strategy in a marathon meeting at Chequers on Friday and was set tourge the Conservative Party to 'stand united' behind her in a showdown meeting with backbenchers tonight.

Chequers summit: four Brexit scenarios on the table at PM’s crunch talks

  Chequers summit: four Brexit scenarios on the table at PM’s crunch talks Ramifications may be seismic whichever Brexit strategy Theresa May adoptsWith the UK due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, the Prime Minister is desperate to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks. “To allow time for parliaments in the UK and the EU to approve whatever deal is agreed, the aim is for the framework for future relations to be agreed this autumn,” says the BBC.

BREXIT minister David Davis has reportedly resigned from the Government - just hours after failing to talk Theresa May out of her ' soft Brexit ' plan. It comes amid mounting anger among Leave -backing MPs that the new No10 blueprint betrays the referendum result.

Or would they ruin Theresa May ’ s attempt at carefully choreographed Chequers togetherness by resigning , throwing Brexit into even deeper crisis? Theresa May speaks to cabinet colleagues during the Brexit summit at Chequers .

But Eurosceptics plotting against the Prime Minister earlier claimed MPs have begun sending no-confidence letters, which will trigger a leadership contest if 48 are received.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had backed the proposals at Chequers despite claiming that defending the plans was like 'polishing a t***' during the meeting.

File: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson © Getty File: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg hit out at the 'defeatism' in the Government's plans, warning that he would vote against them - and suggested other Eurosceptics may do the same.

The Prime Minister was set to insist that the plan, which would see the UK share a 'common rulebook' for goods as part of a proposal to create a UK-EU free trade area, still meets her Brexit red lines.

May braced for showdown with Brexit rebels .
Theresa May is facing a serious challenge from Conservative party rebels who object to her plans for leaving the European Union. Amid an escalating crisis for the prime minister MPs are set to vote on a series of amendments, tabled by members of the European Research Group (ERG), that seek to wreck a blueprint for leaving the EU drawn up at Chequers.The controversial plans, which detail "a common rule book" covering a new UK-EU free trade area, were presented by Mrs May as a hopeful compromise approach in Brexit talks.

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