May presses on with Brexit plan after high-profile resignations

MPs prepare to move against May

MPs prepare to move against May

She added: "They say they are leaving the customs union and the single market, we know that the stated objectives of protecting the Good Friday Agreement, avoiding a hardening of the border, protecting citizens' rights, demands that specific arrangements are agreed for the north of Ireland".

May paid tribute to Boris Johnson and David Davis after they left their roles as foreign and Brexit minister respectively in protest at her Brexit plan, sparking a crisis in her government.

But she wakes up this morning facing the toughest challenge of her time in Downing Street to date.

British Prime Minister Theresa May moved to reassert her authority on Tuesday after two top cabinet members quit and launched broadsides against her Brexit plans, winning support from many of her ministers including a leading eurosceptic.

In the run-up to the referendum, the Vote Leave mastermind Dominic Cummings referred to the small army of ardent Brexiters on the Tory backbenches as the "flying monkeys" - willing to defy their leader and the whips and unleash political chaos in the name of Brexit.

David Davis and Steve Baker clearly realised that the promises they and their colleagues made about Brexit simply can not be delivered.

"In his resignation letter, Davis said the "'common rule book policy hands control of large swathes of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense".

Loud applause could be heard at the end of the 1922 Committee meeting, which the PM attended for just over an hour.

There is a tune I can not get out of my head, I think they call it an earworm, and it isn't Three Lions. "It's not even an accidental betrayal, it was planned and plotted well in advance", said Conservative lawmaker Andrew Bridgen.

Conservative party leadership rules mean rival contenders for the top job can not simply challenge the prime minister.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson backed the proposals at Chequers, despite claiming that defending the plans was like "polishing a turd" during the meeting.

She said she and the two departed ministers "do not agree about the best way of delivering our shared commitment to honouring the result of the referendum" in which United Kingdom voters opted to leave the EU.

All eyes are now on the next move by Brexit hardliners in May's centre-right Conservative Party. Along with that, Germany gave an immediate thumbs down to the latest Brexit proposals.

The resignations were a stunning reversal from Friday's special Cabinet at Chequers when all ministers signed up to the Brexit plan. If a country cannot pass a law to save the lives of female cyclists - when that proposal is supported at every level of UK Government - then I don't see how that country can truly be called independent.

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