Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

United Kingdom leader appoints staunchly pro-Brexit lawmaker to key post

United Kingdom leader appoints staunchly pro-Brexit lawmaker to key post

Embattled UK prime minister Theresa May's disastrous attempts to strike a Brexit deal, which led the resignation of cabinet ministers David Davis and Boris Johnson this week, has sparked a gold rush, acccording to investment firm The Pure Gold Company.

He urged May to abandon her plans and take a tougher line with Brussels.

When asked whether May agreed with Trump's assessment, the spokesman said he hoped Trump would have a positive view of Britain after his visit which starts on Thursday.

The trans-Atlantic relationship has had some awkward moments since Trump's election.

But his enthusiasm faded over the previous year as the May government had numerous Brexit ideas slapped down by European officials and subsequently watered down its once-sweeping goals for a "hard" break from the E.U.

"I think it is right that the cabinet backs the prime minister and speaks with one voice and if people don't do that then they have to go", Justice Secretary David Gauke told BBC radio.

Interestingly, the pro-Brexit President Trump will be visiting the U.K.at the end of the week, and he gave an interview today in which he said that the U.K.is in "somewhat turmoil" and that Boris Johnson was "a friend of his" whom he "might be speaking to".

Mr Johnson's departure signifies a decline in solidarity around how the government should approach Brexit negotiations, with prominent supporters of the Leave campaign jumping ship and further solidifying our political reality that is becoming more apparent everyday - that "The Brexit Dream" is dead and in its place stands a soft, unbeneficial exit that is a Brexit in name only.

The staunchly pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Andrea Jenkyns tweeted: "Fantastic news".

It was "a positive thing for the UK" if Mr Trump had a good relationship with Mr Johnson, whose successor Jeremy Hunt was looking forward to building equally good relations with his United States counterparts, the spokesman said.

Under Conservative Party rules, a confidence vote in a leader can be triggered if 48 Conservative lawmakers write a letter requesting one.

Fallon warned Conservative rebels that a challenge to May's leadership is "the last thing we need". Asked if he was planning to quit, environment Secretary Michael Gove said "absolutely not".

"If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal", said Trump, who began a four-day visit to Britain on Thursday.

Davis was described as being Britain's "Brexit bulldog", charged with leading negotiations with his European Union counterpart over the country's withdrawal from the bloc.

May said the plan would deliver frictionless trade with Europe and was the "only way to avoid a hard border" between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland.

Later, it was announced that Brexit campaigner Dominic Raab had been tapped to replace Davis. Davis and Johnson initially backed the plan, before deciding they could not support it. 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.

The British government is due to publish a detailed version of its plans on Thursday.

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