Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Donald Trump hits out at Theresa May's soft Brexit blueprint

Donald Trump hits out at Theresa May's soft Brexit blueprint

Boris Johnson has presented his resignation as British foreign minister on Monday, furr deepening open crisis in government of Theresa May following resignation on Sunday night of head of Brexit, David Davis.

Saul said that the general sentiment right now is "confusion and uncertainty", with numerous company's clients purchasing gold anxious that Theresa May, pictured above left, could be ousted out of office and replaced with someone in support of a hard Brexit.

There was no immediate statement from Johnson, another loud pro-Brexit voice within May's divided government.

The Suddeutsche Zeitung says Davis and Johnson "ran away" from May, who it says is now in the "most hard crisis" of her time in Downing Street.

May's proposals for a future European Union relationship after Britain departs from the bloc next March had taken two years of internal government wrangling to agree.

May replied to Johnson in a letter of her own, saying she was "sorry and a little surprised" over his departure.

"But remember, what are the options in front of us?"

On Friday, Davis and the rest of May's fractious Cabinet finally agreed on a plan for future trade ties with the EU.

The plan has infuriated fervent Brexit supporters, who think sticking close to the bloc would limit Britain's ability to strike new trade deals around the world. They also argued that the proposals breach several of the "red lines" the government set out, including a commitment to leave the EU's tariff-free customs union. The challenge is all very well for people to say I wouldn't do this.

Less than nine months remain until Britain reduces the EU's membership on March 29, 2019.


Less than nine months remain until Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019, and the European Union has warned Britain repeatedly that time is running out to seal a divorce deal.

Asked whether the British reshuffle reduces the chance of reaching a deal on the terms of Britain's withdrawal by the October target, Barnier was tight-lipped. The timetable looks increasingly optimistic.

"I get along with her very well", said Trump who is to meet May on a visit to Britain after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

European Council president Donald Tusk dubbed "The mess caused by Brexit" as 'the biggest problem in the history of EU-UK relations and it is still very far from being resolved, with or without Mr Davis'.

She said: "The UK and the U.S. already have a uniquely close partnership in the fight for democracy and global security and we share a global outlook across the vast majority of foreign policy issues".

Brexit minister Steve Baker has also resigned.

Other pro-Brexit Cabinet ministers said they supported May and would not resign.

Again in the interview, Mr Trump said: 'I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point. "But I'm getting on with delivering what the British people want".

Theresa May's tenuous hold on power in the United Kingdom was cast in sharp relief this week amid a wave of high-level resignations prompted by her increasingly unpopular handling of the Brexit process. "That's not a tenable position". Indeed, the need "to rubber-stamp policies agreed in Europe without our say... puts us at the mercy of European Union rule makers who will think nothing of damaging British industry to suit French and German companies", says Nick Timothy in The Sun.

Only 48 MPs are required to write to the 1922 Committee in order to trigger a vote of no confidence that could oust Ms May from her leadership role, sending the country into further turmoil and potentially bringing in a government with a completely divergent strategy.

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