Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Chaos as Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Chaos as Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Prime Minister Theresa May's office said May accepted the resignation on Monday and will announce a replacement soon.

But it soon began to unravel when Davis resigned late on Sunday and launched a no-holds-barred attack on her plan, calling it "dangerous" and one which would give "too much away, too easily" to European Union negotiators, who would simply ask for more.

Boris's resignation letter is scathing. "It should be a chance to do things differently", adding "that dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". But furious lawmakers warned that she could split her Conservative Party trying to get her plan through Parliament.

Jeremy Hunt arrives for a Cabinet meeting chaired by British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on June 5, 2018 in London, England. At one point, there were even reports that MPs from her Conservative Party had collected enough signatures to force a motion of confidence in her leadership-something that very well could have precipitated Britain's third general election in under 5 years. The group of Tories Rees-Mogg speaks for won't support the Brexit plan as it stands, but Labour lawmakers said it wasn't yet close enough to their position to win their support.

"My concern is about the policy rather than the individual", he said.

The Sun, Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, said there had been "blunder after blunder" by May. Pro-Europeans want to retain close economic ties with the bloc and its market of 500 million people, while some, but not all, Brexit supporters want a clean break to make it possible to strike new trade deals around the world.

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Government unity began to fray within hours.

In her statement to Parliament, May attempted to give an impression of business as usual, saying she would present a detailed paper onThursday on the government's negotiating position for a post-Brexit relationship with the EU. They also argued that the proposals breach several of the "red lines" the government had set out, including a commitment to leave the EU's tariff-free customs union.

The former Foreign Secretary says May is destroying Britain's "Brexit dream".

Mr Davis, who has been Brexit Secretary since Mrs May became prime minister in 2016, said he had made compromises since taking on the role, but this was "one compromise too far".

Mr Barnier, the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, said it is become clearer for United Kingdom citizens what they will miss out after their country leaves the EU.

That makes negotiating a deal with the European Union very hard: The bloc has said that Britain can't pick and choose the "four freedoms" (free movement of goods, capital, services, and people) and have an "a la carte" Brexit.

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