British Prime Minister Theresa May will publish details Thursday of her long-awaited Brexit plan to restart talks with the European Union, after facing down a revolt by eurosceptic ministers that could still unseat her. The British leader may have quelled talk of a leadership challenge, but some Conservative Brexit supporters are still incensed over what they see as her breach of a promise of a clean break with the EU.
"It takes 48 Conservative members out of a total of 60 to trigger a leadership challenge; however, we are unlikely to see the challenge happen because there is not yet the belief that they have the numbers to effectively oust Theresa May", Hoez added.
An agreement was announced after the 12-hour meeting, but many Brexiteers have been unhappy with the deal which they think will lead to the "worst of both worlds".
He raised concerns, however around the UK's position on access to parts of the single market which has been ruled as red line for EU's Brexit taskforce. "It s a good thing that we have proposals on the table".
"ERG (the pro-Brexit European Research Group) is not expecting any further resignations, nor were we expecting any in the first place", said Mr Jenkin.
By the time the Cabinet members emerged from their country house retreat, it looked like May had managed to combine option one with a large helping of fudge, which seemed to be quite a coup for a prime minister not used to success.
"I don't think it's central to Foreign Secretary, but there you are".
The British government released detailed plans Thursday for what it calls a "principled pragmatic and ambitious" Brexit - plans that have already triggered the resignation of two top ministers, and which face likely resistance from the European Union. Corbyn, addressing May in parliament, said her government should be ended if it was incapable of governing.
US President Donald Trump acknowledged that his upcoming visit to Britain came at a time of "turmoil" - comments May later brushed aside - and two more junior ministers quit in protest, with reports that more were ready to go.
He was more enthusiastic about Johnson, calling him "a friend of mine".
But prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg described it as a "breakdown in trust" and said Mrs May must now U-turn or be forced to rely on Labour votes to get her legislation through Parliament.
In a remark addressed in particular to Mr Johnson, Mr Hague said: "Being a romantic on this issue is all very well but is of no practical use to the country".
"Unfortunately his contribution to the development of bilateral ties with Russian Federation was rather modest, to put it mildly", President Vladimir Putin s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
Above a picture of her cabinet, including her new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and Brexit minister Dominic Raab, May tweeted: "Productive Cabinet meeting this morning - looking ahead to a busy week".
But Woody Johnson said May had shown strong leadership and that the trip would enhance the special relationship between the United States and Britain.
Her proposal would see Britain adopt European Union rules for trade in goods after Brexit, but maintain flexibility for its key services sector and end freedom of movement.
Speaking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Mrs May insisted that her Chequers deal delivered on the "red lines" which she set out in her Lancaster House speech past year.
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