Airbus boss Enders backs UK PM May's latest Brexit position

  • Airbus boss Enders backs UK PM May's latest Brexit position

Airbus boss Enders backs UK PM May's latest Brexit position

The Prime Minister received a rousing reception from Conservative MPs at last night's meeting of the 1922 Committee, and chaired a meeting of her new Cabinet this morning which she described as "productive".

The PM told MPs she wanted to recognise the work of the former Brexit secretary on steering through some of the "most important legislation for generations" and the "passion" that the outgoing foreign secretary had shown in promoting a "global Britain to the world".

In her resignation letter to Mrs May, Ms Caulfield said: "I cannot support the direction of travel in the Brexit negotiations which, in my view, do not fully embrace the opportunities that Brexit can provide".

"It may resolve the dilemma the Prime Minister faces".

As head of the Brexit ministry, Davis was the public face of Britain's negotiating team, but in reality had been overshadowed for months by May and her aides.

"There is absolutely no appetite for a leadership battle".

Arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said he did not believe there would be a vote of confidence in Mrs May by Tory MPs, but called on her to change her Brexit stance as he attacked the Cabinet deal on European Union withdrawal hammered out at a summit at Chequers last week.

Virendra Sharma, a supporter of the Best for Britain campaign for another referendum, said that a "gang of Brexit bullies are threatening to pull the plug on the Prime Minister".

"Nor do we expect a leadership challenge".

"They will put into law the government's stated position that we will not be part of the EU VAT regime", he added.

"That's certainly up to the people, not up to me".

All eyes are now on the next move by Brexit hardliners in May's centre-right Conservative Party.

He flew out to Washington DC to convince Mr Trump that Iran would "go for a bomb" if he deserted the agreement, with his words falling on deaf ears as the United States later announced it would be pulling out of the deal.

A high from Mr Johnson's time in the Foreign Office was his determined efforts to convince President Trump tohonour the Iran nuclear deal.

"My concern is about the policy rather than the individual", he said.

More than 50,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London on Friday when protesters intend to fly a large balloon over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby although a counter-gathering to welcome him is also planned.

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

The gaffe-prone Johnson was quickly replaced by 51-year-old former health minister Jeremy Hunt, who unlike Johnson supported staying in the European Union in the 2016 referendum. "We negotiate with the negotiators", he said.

Trump said it was up to the British people to decide if Mrs May remained in power while speaking to reporters at the House House before boarding Air Force One.

He added that Boris Johnson was "a great friend to Australia" and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in particular had a good relationship with him. "That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". Inside, the paper's report says May finds herself in a "serious crisis" caused by her "inability" to manage an orderly Brexit.

Eurosceptics led by Jacob Rees-Mogg are tabling four amendments to the Cross Border Trade Bill, which is due to be debated in the Commons next week, in a bid to challenge what they blast as "Brino" - Brexit In Name Only.