UK PM warns ousting her won’t make Brexit talks easier

Clay Curtis
November 18, 2018

Britain's Conservatives have been divided for decades over Britain's membership in the European Union, and the draft withdrawal agreement has infuriated the most strongly pro-Brexit members, who want the country to make a clean break with the bloc.

May insisted that Brexit meant making "the right choices, not the easy ones" and urged lawmakers to support the deal "in the national interest".

Why is securing support for the proposed deal proving hard?

Last week saw the departure of Raab and the work and pensions secretary, Esther McVey, plus the launch by hardline Tory leaver Jacob Rees-Mogg of a high-profile insurrection on the backbenches to remove May from office.

"I have got huge respect for her, I wrote that in my resignation letter, it is not flim-flam".

"Michel Barnier proposed December 30 2022 for the end date of a possible transition extension and member states approved", a source familiar with the meeting said.

Mr Barclay becomes the third Brexit secretary since the role was created, after Mr Raab and David Davis - who resigned over Mrs May's Brexit plans in July.

May is battling to win over rebels in her Conservative Party and and to preserve her position as prime minister after a grueling week in which party members plotted to oust her and two Cabinet ministers quit within hours of her government striking the long-sought divorce agreement with the EU. She also faces the genuine risk of a no confidence vote.

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"This is a Brexit that delivers on the priorities of the British people". That could see tariffs on British exports, border checks and restrictions on travelers and workers-a potentially toxic combination for businesses.

In Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were to meet on Sunday to bolster their alliance and promote European unity as fallout from the Brexit deal continues.

But the Tory grandee Sir Nicholas Soames said: "I am truly dismayed at the dismal behaviour of some of my Colleagues parading their letters to Graham Brady on TV in a vulgar and pathetic display of inferior virtue signalling". What it will do is bring in a degree of uncertainty, that's uncertainty for people and their jobs.

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party, which has 257 MPs, will not support May's deal when it comes to a vote in Parliament.

May's spokesperson confirmed the news while adding that Barclay would primarily work on getting the British Parliament's approval for the draft Brexit agreement, while May would take care of negotiations with the European Union.

"In its current form, the deal's not good enough", ABE co-founder Tom Bohills told City A.M.

Amid deep disagreements over the best way forward for the UK, May's proposal has remarkably appeared to unite politicians from across party divides in their droves.

Hardline Brexiteers within her own Conservative Party, meanwhile, are also unimpressed and have suggested the proposed deal could trap the United Kingdom into the customs union forever, effectively forcing it to indefinitely accept EU regulations moving forward.

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