British PM May's Brexit Plan Might Not Get the Votes


British PM May's Brexit Plan Might Not Get the Votes

The UK government published its long-awaited plan for Britain's future relationship with the European Union yesterday but was immediately faced with resistance from Brexiteer Tory MPs.

Theresa May and Donald Trump enter Blenheim Palace for a dinner hosted by the British prime minister on the first day of the United States president's visit to Britain. In which, the Prime Minister hopes will avoid a hard Brexit and a hard border with Northern Ireland and the EU.

U.S. president Donald Trump has said a future bilateral trade deal with the United Kingdom is unlikely should Britain leave the European Union under terms only proposed on Thursday by prime minister Theresa May.

Johnson isn't the only politician to have quit over May's Brexit plans, as ministers David Davis and Steve Baker also quit the government in protest.

Debate in the U.K. Parliament's lower house was formally suspended for five minutes Thursday, when the announcement of a key policy paper on the nation's planned exit from the European Union descended into chaos after members of parliament complained they hadn't received copies of the document.

Mr Raab told the BBC Radio 4 programme Today: "When we have global free trade deals, we want to make sure we deal with things like visas as part of that".

Trump personally criticized May's handling of Brexit, saying that her so-called soft-Brexit approach went "the opposite way" to what he had recommended and that it was "very unfortunate".

Before the Sun interview was published, May invoked Winston Churchill as she addressed Trump and business leaders at a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, the grand 18th century country house that was the birthplace of the British World War Two leader.

Aside from Trump's usual hateful spiels, however, there was some genuine insight in the interview.

Asked about his comments at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May defended herself, saying "what we are doing is delivering on the vote of the British people. that's what our proposal does", she told reporters. May is already believed to be dangerously close to a vote of no confidence by her party.

The White Paper fleshes out the negotiating position agreed by Mrs May's cabinet after a meeting at her country residence, Chequers, last Friday. While there would be "no tariffs on any goods", the U.K.'s vast services sector will suffer significant disruption.

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

In a possible bid to win over such opinions, the government said that wherever the United Kingdom participates in an EU agency, it will respect the remit of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also resigned citing his disappointment with the proposals, which he said "stick in the throat". And he seems to do very well - I was just with him tonight, and I saw him with the Prime Minister sitting there.

Her pro-Brexit critics within her Conservative party say it fails to wrestle away the EU's reach, undermining Brexit's independence and sovereignty claims. I think she is a nice person.

Asked directly whether he thinks Johnson might someday replace May, he declined to comment, saying he wasn't interested in "pitting one against the other". But Britain said European Union nationals should be able to travel visa-free to Britain for tourism or "temporary business", and there should be measures allowing young people and students to work and study in Britain.

"If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake".