Setting out vision for future ties, May presses Brexit plans

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British trade minister Liam Fox said on Wednesday he did not believe that Britain's new Brexit strategy would inhibit its ability to agree trade deals with countries around the world, after two cabinet colleagues resigned over the policy.

Theresa May thinks the opening offer to Brussels she agreed is "strong and ambitious", but it was so repellent to David Davis, Boris Johnson, Steve Baker, Conor Burns and Chris Green that they all had to leave her government over it.

In case there was any doubt on the matter, he added: "I like Boris Johnson, I've always liked him".

May is holding a meeting of her new-look cabinet on Tuesday, following a forced reshuffle in the aftermath of the resignations.

"I get along with her very well", said Trump who is to meet May on a visit to Britain after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

Mr Rees-Mogg, who chairs the European Research Group of Tory Eurosceptics, said Mrs May would have to U-turn on her plans or rely on Labour votes to force them through Parliament.

The trans-Atlantic relationship has had some awkward moments since Trump's election.

Arriving at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, the Prime Minister said: "It's there because it delivers on the vote that people gave on Brexit, it delivers the fact that we will have an end to free movement, we will have an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the United Kingdom, we won't be sending vast contributions to the EU every year, we'll be out of the Common Agricultural Policy, out of the Common Fisheries Policy".

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Caulfield said in her resignation letter that "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". Brexit meant Brexit, but now it appears Brexit means remaining subject to European laws.

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

Conservative lawmaker Michael Fallon, an ally of May, dismissed Johnson's "Brexit dream" rallying cry. It would be triggered if 15 percent of MPs in May's Conservative Party write a letter to the chairman of the party's "1922 committee".

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said it has been a good week for the Brexit process despite the resignations that followed the publication of Theresa May's Chequers proposals.

He has also criticised Downing Street for briefing Labour MPs about its Brexit plans, describing such a development as "a matter of grave concern".

It comes as ministers prepare to publish a long-awaited white paper on the UK's future relationship with the European Union, revealing the detail of how Mrs May plans trade and customs to work after Brexit.

He said Brexiteers need to accept that pursuing a hard Brexit would likely fail to clear the Commons, risk thousands of job losses and threaten peace in Northern Ireland.

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