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‘UK is in turmoil’, says president

12 July 2018

Both Rookie MP Ben Bradley, who only won a seat in the House of Commons a year ago, and Maria Caulfield, elected in 2015, resigned as vice chairs of May's governing Conservative Party, citing disagreement with the soft-Brexit announced at a meeting Friday of her full cabinet.

THERESA MAY will face the first test of her Chequers plan in Parliament on Monday after Brexiteers tabled a series of hardline amendments.

Tusk is a previously served as Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014 and was a co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform political party.

With numbers tight in the Commons, the prime minister - who relies on Northern Ireland's DUP to win key votes - would be vulnerable to any rebellion among Eurosceptic MPs as she tries to pass key laws needed for Brexit preparation. Some 48 letters are required to trigger a vote.

Writing in The Sun, arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg denounced the Chequers deal as "a dud" which "will not deliver Brexit".

And Mrs May herself insisted that her plan - agreed by the Cabinet on Friday, only for David Davis and Boris Johnson to resign days later - would make good on her promise to deliver Brexit.

Speaking to journalists before departing for what promises to be a tumultuous summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance in Brussels, Mr Trump said: "I have North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, I have the United Kingdom - that's a situation with turmoil", adding his meeting with the Russian president "may be the easiest of all".

In a sign of the dissatisfaction in Tory ranks, MP Henry Smith announced on Twitter he had refused an invitation to watch England's World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia at 10 Downing Street because the prime minister "isn't bringing Brexit home".

"We deliver that Brexit and we do it in a way that protects jobs and livelihoods and meets our commitment to Northern Ireland", she added.

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"We will be publishing the white paper tomorrow to give further details", he told reporters.

But leading Eurosceptic Bernard Jenkin played down the prospects of more walkouts from Mrs May's administration.

May's leadership, is seen as a potential challenger. "We are supporting Theresa for PM".

In his resignation letter, Mr Bradley said the Chequers plan would damage the UK's opportunities to develop global trade and be "an outward-looking nation in control of our own destiny" following Brexit.

"Being tied to European Union regulations and the European Union tying our hands when seeking to make new trade agreements will be the worst of all worlds", wrote the Mansfield MP, who voted remain in a constituency where more than 70 per cent of voters opted to leave.

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

Speaking on Sky News, he said: "I think they might have been taken to Brussels and to Berlin before they were presented at Chequers which is a serious question".

This could mean Brexit being delayed, a change of government or a second referendum, he said.

‘UK is in turmoil’, says president