Theresa May braced for showdown with Brexit rebels

Elias Hubbard
July 16, 2018

The prime minister urged those who "voted to leave from the heart" to accept her "hard-headed and practical" assessment that a softer Brexit was needed to protect vital economic interests and the Union.

"It's very sad on a personal basis because I think he's something that's lacking in worldwide politics, a man of true character, fascinating, bright, intelligent and we had a good relationship. Sue the European Union", she told BBC television.

The US president landed on Air Force One at Stansted Airport at the start of a four-day trip that is expected to leave taxpayers with a police and security bill of up to £10m as swathes of protesters take to the streets.

Regarding trade policy, she is quick to mention President Trump - a day before he is set to depart Scotland and the United Kingdom for a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Theresa May hits back at her critics in her letter.

Mr Rees-Mogg said Mrs May had apparently abandoned her "red lines" that had won her the support of the party in March.

"She probably went the opposite way".

In a scathing article in the Sunday Express, Mr Rees-Mogg suggested there had been an attempt to "gull Brexiteers", warning it had "broken trust".

For safe measure he also added that British people "voted to break it up, so I imagine that's what they'll do but maybe they're taking a different route - I don't know if that is what they voted for".

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the legacy of Brexit can not be a hard border on the island of Ireland that unpicks the Good Friday Agreement.

May will get a sense of where she stands on Monday when the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) returns to the House of Commons. "I am going to fight for our Brexit deal - because it is the right deal for Britain".

And when pressed in a newspaper interview afterwards, Mr Trump still declined to reveal what his suggestion was.

Mr Trump arrived just under an hour later than planned after he insisted Britons "like me a lot" and "agree with me on immigration" in an impromptu press conference before leaving Brussels.

"Until such time as it does that", Jones added, "any negotiations it has with [the European Union chief negotiator Michael Barnier] are not likely to be approved here at Westminster". "If we don't, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all".

Former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith said he had "deep misgivings" about the white paper; veteran Brexit hardliner Bill Cash declared himself "deeply anxious;" and Andrew Bridgen, who has already sent a letter expressing no confidence in May to party authorities, said he "and many colleagues" had "grave concerns" about the path the government is now on, Politico reported. "Don't walk away from negotiations because then you're stuck", she added.

"President Trump has made it clear he wants a trade deal and is now confident we will be able to do it", May wrote in her Facebook post.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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