Verhofstadt urges United Kingdom to move forward on Brexit


He added that he'd consider returning to Ukip to fight the Prime Minister's plans.

He takes over from Raab who had been in the post for what has become the customary few months. He now succeeds David Davis as secretary of state for the Department for Exiting the EU.

Mr Davis was swiftly followed out of the Department for Exiting the European Union by ally Steve Baker as staunch Eurosceptic Dominic Raab was appointed Mr Davis's successor.

Hunt, who served as the health secretary, was assigned to his new role late on Monday hours after Johnson handed in his resignation letter to May.

Raab is a Davis protégé and worked as his Chief of Staff in 2007. "And that's a unsafe strategy at this time". "What I want to say to them is Britain is going to be a dependable ally, a country that stands up for the values that matter to the people of this country, and will be a strong confident voice in the world", BBC quoted him as saying. He also worked for Dominic Grieve after his stint with Davis.

The two resignations have left May badly exposed and raised questions over whether she will stand firm in her commitment to pursuing a "business-friendly" Brexit, or will be faced with more resignations and calls to quit herself.

He was enthusiastic about Johnson, calling him "a friend of mine". One described accepting European Union rules as "the ultimate betrayal".

"London's course in relations with Russia is that aggressive and inertial, that one can hardly expect that one resignation, even of a foreign minister, can turn it other way", former Russian Ambassador in the USA and now a senator, Sergey Kislyak said.

Guy Verhofstadt said that "it is in the interest of the both that we move the negotiations forward".

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The Sun, Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, which has long argued for Brexit, said May had made "blunder after blunder".

This could mean Brexit being delayed, a change of government or a second referendum, he said.

The revolt is brewing amid threats of further resignations of Eurosceptics from ministerial and party positions as part of a guerrilla warfare campaign against her Chequers plans. Some politicians have already expressed their misgivings.

There appears to be no immediate challenge to Ms May's leadership, as the Brexit hardliners simply do not have the numbers, and her Conservative Party seems set to weather this storm, despite deep divisions on the issue.

Asked if the prime minister could survive.

Tory MPs yesterday said the Chequers Brexit plan looked like a Cabinet "sellout" and "capitulation" to the European Union, and suggested the plan was a ploy to keep the United Kingdom in the customs union. "It's more important to do what you have promised the British electorate than stick by lines in the sand".

Lord Hague, who despite being a Eurosceptic backed a Remain vote in the 2016 referendum, said that if MPs voted down the UK's final deal with the European Union, "that's the point at which they're going to endanger everything they're trying to achieve".

With her Government in chaos, if she clings on, it's clear she's more interested in hanging on for her own sake than serving the people of our country.