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WorldU.K.'s Theresa May Faces New Push to Oust Her as Brexit Heads to Endgame

04:50  16 may  2019
04:50  16 may  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

U.K. an Outsider at the EU Summit, Hinting at Post-Brexit Future

U.K. an Outsider at the EU Summit, Hinting at Post-Brexit Future Thursday’s European Union summit was supposed to be about relaunching the bloc after Brexit. The trouble is, Brexit hasn’t happened. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); As Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get an exit deal through the British Parliament, she politely declined the invitation to attend the meeting with the 27 other EU leaders in the 12th Century town of Sibiu, central Romania. The EU was relieved about that.

Theresa May will face up to her own desperately weak political position on Monday as members of Parliament move to take over Brexit policy and her own ministers plot to oust her . The U . K . prime minister is under pressure from colleagues inside her Cabinet to name a date when she will step down

British Prime Minister Theresa May Faces New Pressure To Quit As Brexit Deadline Looms. David Lidington, the prime minister' s de facto deputy, who voted to remain in the EU, denied rumors of a plot to oust May , telling reporters that he was "100 percent behind" her.

U.K.'s Theresa May Faces New Push to Oust Her as Brexit Heads to Endgame© PA Wire/PA Images Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, for the House of Commons for Prime Minister's Questions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images) (Bloomberg) -- Theresa May flies back to London on Thursday morning to once again face colleagues seeking to oust her, as she struggles to find a way to pass her Brexit deal.

Returning from Paris where she joined world leaders pledging to boost internet safety Wednesday, the U.K. prime minister will meet with rank-and-file Conservative Party members who want her to set a roadmap for quitting.

On Tuesday, May tried to buy herself more time by promising to bring her Brexit deal back to Parliament at the start of June, in the same week that she’s due to host President Donald Trump for his state visit and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

UK leader under pressure as rivals push for the end of May

UK leader under pressure as rivals push for the end of May British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing an uncomfortable meeting with Conservative Party lawmakers who are demanding she quit within weeks.Executive members of a committee that oversees party leadership contests are meeting May Wednesday. Committee member Geoffrey Clifton-Brown said members wanted May to "set out a timetable to trigger a leadership contest." Pro-Brexit lawmakers are furious that Britain has not yet left the European Union, almost three years after voters backed Brexit in a referendum. Many blame May for the impasse. May argues that she struck a divorce deal with the EU, but it has been rejected by Parliament three times.

Theresa May to face 'no-confidence vote' after failed Brexit plan. Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of Britain' s opposition Labour Party. Parliamentary Recording Unit / EPA. May also survived an effort to oust her as head of the ruling Conservatives that was launched by rebels within her own party last

Theresa May survived an attempt to oust her as U . K . prime minister on Wednesday, but the size of the rebellion against her She is facing hardened opposition in Parliament to the Brexit agreement she negotiated with the European Union, and her attempts to get better terms have so far fallen flat.

The executive of the 1922 Committee, representing Tory members of Parliament, will use a meeting at the premier’s office at 11:30 a.m. Thursday to urge her to quit as soon as possible, according to two of its members, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The group will ask May to step down before June 15, and if she refuses to accept their proposed timetable, they could change the rules to allow for another no confidence vote, Conservative MP and Brexit campaigner Andrew Bridgen said in an interview on ITV’s “Peston” show.

‘Against a Brick Wall’

Ed Vaizey, a Pro-remain Tory MP, agreed that May should “probably step down” after the European elections. “She can’t keep banging her head against a brick wall,” he told host Robert Peston.

May has promised she’ll step down once Parliament passes her Brexit deal, even though politicians rejected it three separate occasions, while six weeks of talks with the opposition Labour Party failed to yield an agreement. The result of her failure to get an agreement is expected to be reflected in next week’s European Parliament elections, with the Tories polling at just 12%, according to Survation.

U.K.’s Theresa May to Put Brexit Plan Up for Fourth Vote, Set Terms for Her Departure

U.K.’s Theresa May to Put Brexit Plan Up for Fourth Vote, Set Terms for Her Departure May’s Brexit plan has been rejected by lawmakers three times.

Theresa May will face up to her own desperately weak political position on Monday as members of Parliament move to take over Brexit policy and her own ministers plot to oust her . The U . K . prime minister is under pressure from colleagues inside her Cabinet to name a date when she will step

Prime Minister Theresa May ' s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting Mrs May had hoped new assurances from EU leaders this week, saying the backstop would be She offered cross-party talks to determine a way forward on Brexit , if she succeeded in winning

One option would be for the executive committee to change rules governing how the Tory party can dispose of their leaders, the person said. May survived a vote of confidence in her leadership exactly six months ago and under current rules, she cannot be challenged by her party for another six months.

U.K.'s Theresa May Faces New Push to Oust Her as Brexit Heads to Endgame© Bloomberg Nigel Farage Launches New U.K. Brexit Party Players, Maneuvers

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay on Wednesday warned MPs they would have to choose between no Brexit or a no-deal Brexit if they don’t pass the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. Though unusually, he referred to May’s Brexit deal as “the Barnier deal,” linking it to Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, in what seemed like an attempt to distance himself from it.

On Wednesday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman said the party wouldn’t be able to support her bill, but refused to say whether it would abstain. That might be a signal that the party will let it go through, or it might just be that the decision hasn’t been made yet.

UK's May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

UK's May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured backing from her Cabinet for tweaks to her proposed European Union divorce terms that she hopes can finally get Parliament's approval for her thrice-rejected Brexit deal. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The Cabinet met for three hours to work out details of what May has called a "bold offer" to win support for her Brexit agreement. May was due to give details of what's being billed as her "new deal" in a speech later Tuesday.

LONDON — Britain hurtled into unknown political territory on Tuesday when Parliament, for the second time, rejected Prime Minister Theresa May ’ s plan to quit the European Union, leaving her authority in tatters and the country seemingly rudderless just 17 days before its scheduled departure from the bloc.

Theresa May will face up to her own desperately weak political position on Monday as members of Parliament move to take over Brexit policy and her own ministers plot to oust her . The U . K . prime minister is under pressure from colleagues inside her Cabinet to name a date when she will step down

May attempted to fight back against Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party, which surged to a six-point lead on 30% in the Survation poll. She hopes MPs, stung by local election results earlier this month and next week’s election, will back her deal in a bid to unite their party.

"If people want to vote for a party that is not only a Brexit party but a party that can deliver Brexit, they should vote Conservative,’’ May told lawmakers in her weekly Question session in the House of Commons.

--With assistance from Alex Morales.

To contact the reporters on this story: Jessica Shankleman in London at [email protected];Kitty Donaldson in London at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at [email protected], Robert Jameson

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