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US News Theresa May Hit By More Resignations As Tories Fight Against Her Brexit Plan

19:41  10 july  2018
19:41  10 july  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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One senior Brexiter suggested more resignations could follow if May sticks to her plan : “They’ll keep going, one by one, until she either junks Chequers or goes.” Johnson’s resignation was announced on Monday afternoon as Labour MPs were being briefed about the government’s soft Brexit plan by

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Theresa May has been hit by more resignations as Tory MPs continue to protest against her Brexit plans.

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley and Lewes MP Maria Caulfield have both quit as Vice-Chairs of the Conservative Party in opposition to the policy agreed at Chequers last Friday.

Their resignations came just hours after Tory MP Andrew Bridgen went public with his call for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, believing her plan does not live up to her promise that “Brexit means Brexit”.

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Theresa May was left fighting for survival today as a second minister joined the Brexit Secretary and quit her government. Jacob Rees-Mogg , who leads about 60 Tory Brexiteers, last night said he will vote against her "defeatist" plan for Brexit .

‘Few Tories now dispute the length and gravity of the charge sheet against Theresa May .’ Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP. Britain’s imperial fantasies have given us Brexit | Gary Younge. Read more . It has become a grotesque pantomime.

May was forced to reshuffle her top team on Monday after Boris Johnson quit as Foreign Secretary, David Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary and Steve Baker walked out as a junior Brexit Minister.

In his resignation letter Bradley, who voted Remain in the EU referendum, said: “I cannot with any sincerity defend this course to my electorate, 71% of whom vote to leave the European Union.”

Despite his resignation, Bradley did not call on May to quit as Prime Minister, adding: “I hope that under your continued leadership we can make the necessary changes to these proposals and fulfil the promise we made to the electorate.”

 

What the papers say – July 11 .
Brexit “turmoil” and Facebook fined make up the Wednesday headlines.Several front pages also look ahead to England’s World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia tonight.

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