Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Britain turns against Theresa May on Brexit, Sky Data poll finds

Britain turns against Theresa May on Brexit, Sky Data poll finds

"Top-level cabinet resignations usually spell trouble for a government and Boris Johnson's might well have led to a leadership challenge, but May appears to have emerged unscathed from a meeting of her party, for now", said Al Jazeera's Jonah Hill, reporting from London.

May met with Conservative lawmakers in a packed room at Parliament, in a bid to calm the feverish atmosphere in the deeply divided party.

May said that was the "only way to avoid a hard border" between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland.

Johnson said that at a meeting of the cabinet to decide the plan on Friday, he had accepted that "my side of the argument were too few to prevail". Yet the briefing went badly and the chances are that Labour would rather defeat the Government on Brexit and force an election.

Just 48 hours ago, the former Vote Leave leader's position was that while May's customs plan, which would keep us bound by European Union rules in perpetuity, was a "turd", he was still willing to sell it.

"The prime minister began by welcoming the new members of the cabinet and those who have new roles".

With Britain due to leave the 28-nation bloc on March 29, 2019, European Union officials have warned Britain repeatedly that time is running out to seal a deal spelling out the terms of the divorce and a post-split relationship.

The pro-Brexit wing of the Conservative party, which includes figures like Jacob Rees-Mogg, probably has 48 MPs who could trigger a leadership contest if they choose to do so.

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The Sun, Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, said there had been "blunder after blunder" by May.

May's personal authority was badly damaged after she called a snap election previous year to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks but instead she lost her parliamentary majority meaning she has to rely on a small Northern Irish party to govern.

But May's allies fear more resignations may follow.

Tusk said it was unfortunate that the whole "idea of Brexit has not left together with David Davis". "It's not even an accidental betrayal, it was planned and plotted well in advance", said Conservative lawmaker Andrew Bridgen.

Asked about the possibility of a vote of no confidence on Mrs May, he said: "I would firmly believe that she would win that".

"Nice try", she said with a touch of bravado.

People's Vote will deliver the signatures to Downing Street a week before the the deal is presented at Parliament in autumn.

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