Wednesday May 27, 2020

May faces battle after double resignation blow

The immediate danger appeared to have receded as pro-Brexit MPs held back from calling May to go, emphasising instead the need for a new policy

9th July, 2018
May 'surprised' by Johnson resignation. Pic: Getty

The resignation of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, the face of the campaign to leave the European Union in 2016, compounded the chaos in government following the departures of Brexit Secretary David Davis and his deputy late on Sunday.

May’s statement to Parliament on Brexit, which was meant to crown a rare compromise deal reached with her divided Cabinet on Friday, was turned into a two-hour defence of her policy of seeking a softer divorce from the...

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