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UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT — BREXIT BREAKDOWN

10 July 2018

"How can anyone have faith in the prime minister getting a good deal with 27 European Union governments when she can't even broker a deal within her own Cabinet?" he asked.

Downing Street confirmed on Monday morning that the PM has appointed 44-year-old housing minister Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary following Davis' resignation on Sunday evening.

"What Theresa May was trying to do with her proposal last week was to come up with a compromise that would keep all sides on ball within the Conservative party, and clearly that has failed", Clark said. Steve Baker, a junior Brexit minister, resigned along with Davis.

British foreign minister Boris Johnson has resigned, following former-Brexit minister David Davis out of the cabinet just days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured a hard-won agreement from senior ministers on an European Union exit strategy.

Davis and his deputy quit just two days after May announced she had finally united her quarrelsome government behind a plan for a divorce deal with the EU.

May said: "What we are proposing is challenging for the EU".

Opposition politicians were quick to capitalize on May's troubles.

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Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the government was incapable of delivering Brexit.

In her statement to Parliament, May attempted to give an impression of business as usual, saying she would present a detailed paper onThursday on the government's negotiating position for a post-Brexit relationship with the EU.

But in reality, she will be at the mercy of her party.

It follows concerns over Theresa May's Brexit proposal put forward to Cabinet ministers at Chequers on Friday.

The likelihood of a Conservative leadership contest now looms.

Mr Rees-Mogg - considered by some a favourite for leadership - expected Mrs May to remain at least until the official date of Brexit in March 2019.

Instead May was tonight scrambling to shore up her ailing Premiership amid fierce rumours she is set to face a no confidence vote, possibly within hours.

UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT — BREXIT BREAKDOWN