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United Kingdom leader appoints staunchly pro-Brexit lawmaker to key post

13 July 2018, 04:45 | Austin Hogan

Image All eyes are now on whether Boris Johnson will be the next to wave goodbye to cabinet

Boris Johnson and David Davis

Mrs May was speaking amid speculation over further possible resignations of Leave-backing Tories, following the loss of three ministers, two party vice-chairs and two parliamentary aides over the course of 48 hours.

Donald Trump has warned Theresa May her Brexit blueprint will "kill" hopes of any future trade deal with the US.

"I'm going to a pretty hot spot right now, right?"

"Boris Johnson's a friend of mine, he's been very very nice to me, very supportive. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism". "But maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route, so I don't know if that's what they voted for".

"Well, I am not pitting one against the other", Trump said. Ronald Reagan won Wisconsin twice, in both the 1980 and 1984 elections.

Whilst Trump's trip is not the full state visit he was originally promised, he was heralded by military bands on his arrival in the country and at Blenheim, and on Friday he will have tea with Queen Elizabeth.

Although May looked to have avoided a direct challenge to her leadership, there were more signs that all was not well.

He said: "Is this set up to fail so that we stay in a customs union?"

The Telegraph believes that Trump may be arriving with the intent to push a harder Brexit, putting the United Kingdom in immediate position to begin bargaining on a bilateral trade agreement.

"If you think about it as a computer game, the United States is kind of the final adversary that you meet", Basedow said.

"I like him a lot", he said.

It said that it experienced a 237% increase in people purchasing physical gold earlier this week, following the resignation of David Davis and Boris Johnson.

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Johnson, a vocal backer of Trump, suggested May was surrendering to Brussels. As at the time of writing, only one such letter has been received.

Johnson has been replaced by former health minister Jeremy Hunt.

Other elements likely to anger Brexit-backers are Britain's willingness to pay the European Union for access to certain agencies and the suggestion some European Union citizens could continue to work in Britain visa-free.

Minutes after Johnson quit, May defended her Brexit plan to lawmakers in the House of Commons - with Johnson absent from his usual place on the Conservative front bench.

With numbers tight in the Commons, the prime minister - who relies on Northern Ireland's DUP to win key votes - would be vulnerable to any rebellion among Eurosceptic MPs as she tries to pass key laws needed for Brexit preparation.

"But we need to reach an agreed position, and that's what this is, to take into the negotiations to make the case for the European Union that we can leave on the basis that we want to leave, but that we can also have this continuing relationship, particularly for the benefit of Scottish and British businesses".

This reference to guidelines was a heavy hint of the conflict to come in Brexit negotiations.

With less than a year to go until Brexit kicks into effect, May's Conservative party faces mounting internal divides over how to approach negotiations with the European Union and has only released broad outlines of the intended terms of its departure.

The British proposals on customs, which are complex and untested, are also likely to run into trouble in Brussels.

European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday that it is unfortunate that the whole "idea of Brexit has not left together with David Davis".

"I get along with her very well, I have very good relations".

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