US News David Davis RESIGNS: Brexit Secretary plunges Theresa May's government into chaos amid fury at 'soft' compromise on leaving the EU that was agreed at Chequers summit

02:10  09 july  2018
02:10  09 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

May braced for showdown with Brexit rebels

  May braced for showdown with Brexit rebels Theresa May is facing a serious challenge from Conservative party rebels who object to her plans for leaving the European Union. Amid an escalating crisis for the prime minister MPs are set to vote on a series of amendments, tabled by members of the European Research Group (ERG), that seek to wreck a blueprint for leaving the EU drawn up at Chequers.The controversial plans, which detail "a common rule book" covering a new UK-EU free trade area, were presented by Mrs May as a hopeful compromise approach in Brexit talks.

David Davis RESIGNS : Brexit Secretary plunges Theresa May ' s government into chaos amid fury at ' soft ' compromise on leaving the EU that was agreed at Chequers summit .

U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned from Theresa May ’ s government late Sunday, his office has confirmed to multiple news outlets. Davis resignation comes two days after May received backing from her cabinet, including Davis

File: Britain's Secretary of State for Departring the EU David Davis arrives in Downing Street in London, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville © Reuters File: Britain's Secretary of State for Departring the EU David Davis arrives in Downing Street in London, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned, it was reported tonight.

It comes after days of Cabinet tension over Theresa May's plans for the UK's departure from the European Union.

The resignation is a blow to Theresa May who was set to insist she has chosen the 'right Brexit for Britain' as she tries to quell a backbench revolt.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, July 5 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt © Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, July 5 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

The Prime Minister secured Cabinet backing for her strategy in a marathon meeting at Chequers on Friday and was set tourge the Conservative Party to 'stand united' behind her in a showdown meeting with backbenchers tonight.

David Davis resignation – who, why and what happens next?

  David Davis resignation – who, why and what happens next? The PM will need to unite her Cabinet on Brexit.The long-serving Conservative MP was among the new intake when Tony Blair’s new Labour swept to power in 1997. In the two decades since, the former SAS reservist has become an established figure within the party, challenging David Cameron to a 2005 leadership contest which the younger man went on to win. He would become a key ally in Theresa May’s embattled Cabinet.

BREXIT minister David Davis has reportedly resigned from the Government - just hours after failing to talk Theresa May out of her ' soft Brexit ' plan. It comes amid mounting anger among Leave -backing MPs that the new No10 blueprint betrays the referendum result.

Or would they ruin Theresa May ’ s attempt at carefully choreographed Chequers togetherness by resigning , throwing Brexit into even deeper crisis? Theresa May speaks to cabinet colleagues during the Brexit summit at Chequers .

But Eurosceptics plotting against the Prime Minister earlier claimed MPs have begun sending no-confidence letters, which will trigger a leadership contest if 48 are received.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had backed the proposals at Chequers despite claiming that defending the plans was like 'polishing a t***' during the meeting.

File: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson © Getty File: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg hit out at the 'defeatism' in the Government's plans, warning that he would vote against them - and suggested other Eurosceptics may do the same.

The Prime Minister was set to insist that the plan, which would see the UK share a 'common rulebook' for goods as part of a proposal to create a UK-EU free trade area, still meets her Brexit red lines.

Theresa May: Back me or Brexit won't happen .
The Prime Minister has issued a stark warning to MPs that failure to back her plan for Brexit would risk the UK will not leaving the EU at all. In an article for the Mail on Sunday, Theresa May warns rebels on both sides of her party that there is no other "workable alternative future trading relationship" to the plan agreed at Chequers, and fleshed out in a White paper this week.

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