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Theresa May government publishes white paper on Brexit

14 July 2018

A north-east Conservative MP has predicted that his party will be "screwed" at the next United Kingdom election unless Theresa May changes her new Brexit proposals. I never said anything bad about her.

Mr. Trump stoked the flames of the discontent in an interview with The Sun that was published on Friday just hours before the President and Ms.

The EU27 has been clear all along that the four pillars of the single market - the free movement on goods, services, people and capital - are indivisible. A week that started with a rare show of unity on Brexit by her government then led to two senior ministers quitting within 24 hours of each other and rebels within her own party dismissing her plan as a betrayal of what voters decided in the 2016 referendum.

Trump came down firmly on the side of the Brexiteers.

Trump insisted that he "didn't criticize" the British prime minister and said he has "a lot of respect" for her when asked during a joint news conference Friday about his interview with The Sun.

"I told her how to do it".

Trump said May's so-called soft-Brexit approach went "the opposite way" to what he had recommended and that it was "very unfortunate".

"The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on", in the 2016 European Union referendum, Trump said.

"They voted for us to take back control of our money, our law and our borders", she said.

Trump's undiplomatic attack on May, his host, will likely raise the temperature around an already controversial visit.

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"This President likes the interpersonal connection with people". Trump said the discussion "was really something".

Trump's interview easily could overshadow the government's attempt to lay out plans for what it calls a "principled and pragmatic" Brexit.

Apart from the spectacularly undiplomatic fact of talking up a potential successor before meeting the actual Prime Minister, that is far from a majority view.

His comments reflect numerous concerns of eurosceptics in May's Conservative party, risking fuelling a revolt sparked by the resignations of Johnson and Brexit secretary David Davis over the plan this week.

One prominent proposal in the document regarding trade is the "common rulebook", which is meant to remove the need for time-consuming standards checks on cross-border cargo, appealing to the logistics industry. Such a resolution would avoid disruption to automakers and other manufacturers that source parts from multiple countries.

"It's been a very hard week for the British government but from an Irish perspective and an European Union perspective we have been watching on and what you'll see is the European Union taking this seriously now", he said.

"With looser trade ties to Europe, the financial and related professional services sector will be less able to create jobs, generate tax and support growth across the wider economy".

A small group of pro-Trump supporters waved the USA flag alongside the Union Jack, chanting "We want Trump" and "Trump for 2020".

He added, "I said, 'Brexit will happen.' The vote is going to go positive, because people don't want to be faced with the awful immigration problems that they are being faced with in other countries".

Theresa May government publishes white paper on Brexit