Europe Should Give May's Brexit Plan a Chance

"I did give, Theresa, who I like - I did give her my views on what she should do and how she should negotiate, and she didn't follow those views", Mr. Trump told the Sun. Farage, who quit as leader following the 2016 European Union referendum result, called on Conservative MPs to hold a vote of no confidence over the prime minister.

May has spoken about the great potential of a US-UK trade deal, and undoubtedly sees it as a key part of her post-Brexit plan.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in London for a meeting with May and other leaders to discuss the Western Balkans. She said: "There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the U.S. and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead". "It s a good thing that we have proposals on the table".

But rumours swirled about a possible leadership challenge, amid reports that MPs were submitting letters to challenge May to the party's influential 1922 committee.

"I don t see them pulling the plug on her", Polly Mackenzie, director of cross-party think-tank Demos, told AFP.

The Prime Minister has now since filled the vacant positions but the impact of the swift departures may have more lasting consequences on her place in Downing Street.

"I don't necessarily think because the British position has changed and has become much more credible, that it's the final picture, but it's important to recognise progress". Corbyn, addressing May in parliament, said her government should be ended if it was incapable of governing.

"If they do a deal like that, it will most likely, because we'll be dealing with the European Union, instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal, if they do a deal like that, their trade deal with the USA will probably not be made", Mr. Trump said.

He was more enthusiastic about Johnson, calling him "a friend of mine".

Her plans, which also argue for Britain to set its own trade tariffs and open up services markets, are an attempt to meet the demands of businesses, pro-EU voters, Brexit supporters and the European Union, which has warned repeatedly that time is running out.

"And I think without David Davis there, without his imprimatur, it will be very hard for them to get the support of Conservative MPs and therefore the Prime Minister would be well advised to reconsider them".

Meanwhile an official on the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla welcomed Mr Johnson's departure, tweeting: "Good riddance".

"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.

In the pro-Conservative Spectator magazine, Brendan O'Neill wrote that there had been "a Remainer coup" - a reference to Johnson's replacement Jeremy Hunt, who also supported staying in the European Union but says he has now changed his mind.

Dominic Raab, a Brexit supporter and former housing minister, was appointed to replace Davis.

'The Chequers deal is a plan that has been put together, it's been agreed by government, ' she said as she arrived in Brussels for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Two Conservative lawmakers, Maria Caulfield and Ben Bradley, quit as vice-chairs of the party on Tuesday over opposition to May's proposals.

"In his resignation letter, Davis said the "'common rule book policy hands control of large swathes of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense".

  • Rogelio Becker