Kit Malthouse appointed Minister of State for Housing

Clay Curtis
July 12, 2018

The departure of Boris Johnson is unlikely to fix the strained ties all at once, since they've sunk way too low over the past few months.

Meanwhile, some Conservative Party Eurosceptics have hit back at Mrs May by tabling amendments to a key Brexit Bill that could kill off her Chequers plan.

Nigel Farage said he was pleased former Brexit Secretary David Davis and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had resigned.

May is holding a meeting of her new-look cabinet on Tuesday, following a forced reshuffle in the aftermath of the resignations. I get along with her very well, I have a very good relationship.

There appears to be no immediate challenge to Ms May's leadership, as the Brexit hardliners simply do not have the numbers, and her Conservative Party seems set to weather this storm, despite deep divisions on the issue.

The trans-Atlantic relationship has had some awkward moments since Trump's election.

Johnson criticised the Brexit blueprint in private but has so far refrained from public comment.

Speaking to reporters at the White House as he departed for a weeklong trip to Europe, Trump said it was "up to the people" to decide whether May should remain in power.

Caulfield said in her resignation letter that "I cannot support the direction of travel in the Brexit negotiations, which in my view do not fully embrace the opportunities that Brexit can provide".

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Ministers gathered for a retreat at the premier's country residence, Chequers, on Friday for talks called at short notice, and mobile phones had to be left outside.

Earlier on Monday, the prime minister's office also announced the appointment of Dominic Raab as Brexit secretary, replacing Davis.

"I've listened to every possible idea and every possible version of Brexit".

A former Conservative leader has warned Eurosceptics could "endanger everything they're trying to achieve" if they vote down Theresa May's Brexit plans.

Shadow housing secretary John Healey has responded disparagingly to the announcement, claiming the succession of housing ministers is "no way to run a government".

Senior lawmakers in her party said they did not expect the prime minister to face a vote of no confidence, although some Conservatives were still saying that she should go.

However critics, including Mr Davis, felt that it meant that the plan would tie the United Kingdom too closely to European Union decision-making in the future, and would give the United Kingdom parliament only "illusory" powers. Davis and Johnson initially backed the plan, before deciding they could not support it.

And the need to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland - which is part of the European Union - are not an "inconvenient detail, it's a fundamental part of ending centuries of conflict in the British Isles", he said.

Brexiteer Walsall North MP Eddie Hughes is one of a number of Tory backbenchers to have voiced concerns over the detail of Mrs May's Brexit deal, with the full 120-page version not due to be released until Thursday.

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