UK Leader Warns Ousting her Won't Make Brexit Talks Easier

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in central London

Earlier, Stephen Barclay was picked as the new Brexit secretary, replacing Dominic Raab who quit on Thursday, as Mrs May sought to fill her cabinet following the resignations.

"I think it's absolutely vital that we focus on getting the right deal in the future, and making sure that in the areas that matter so much to the British people we can get a good outcome", he said.

May herself will personally oversee the last 10 days of negotiations with the European Union on the future framework of relations, while Barclay will focus on the domestic readiness for Brexit and getting May's draft withdrawal agreement through parliament.

Rumours had been rife that.

Around 20 Tory MPs have publicly called for a vote of no confidence in the prime minister, with more thought to have written to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee to call for a vote on her leadership.

For those in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, the draft agreement is a watered down, inadequate version of the country's existing EU membership arrangement with access to the bloc's customs union and single market.

But the deal led to a backlash from some Brexit-supporting MPs, including Mr Raab and Ms McVey.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday toppling her would risk delaying Brexit and she would not let talk of a leadership challenge distract her from a critical week of negotiations with Brussels.

May's deal will now be put to a series of regional and domestic tests.

But May's Cabinet still contains tensions and potential fissures.


Meanwhile, Amber Rudd has been named the new work and pensions secretary - replacing Esther McVey, the second senior minister who resigned over the PM's Brexit plans on Thursday.

She said replacing her would bring in uncertainty, and would risk delaying the talks and postponing Britain's European Union departure date, set for March 29.

She appealed directly to voters Friday by answering questions on a radio call-in show.

May stood by her plan.

"For a lot of people who voted 'leave, ' what they wanted to do was make sure that decisions on things like who can come into this country would be taken by us here in the United Kingdom, and not by Brussels, and that's exactly what the deal I've negotiated delivers", she said.

Businesses, which fear the turmoil that could follow a disorderly Brexit, have largely welcomed the withdrawal deal.

However, if May is unable to get a deal through then a no-deal Brexit becomes the default position.

Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood, a Government loyalist and MP for Bournemouth East, said: "I fully recognise the call for a people's vote in relation to honouring the will of the people, which may well be different now than it was in 2016".

He told Sky News there was support in parliament and in Europe for a "unity platform" that avoided a no-deal Brexit.

The emergency summit will kick-start the national ratification process in some EU countries as well as in Westminster, setting in train a process that will culminate with a vote in the European Parliament in February and finally Brexit Day on March 29 2019. Firstly, that any transition is time limited and that we can get out of it. The current line from Brussels is that the deal can not be re-negotiated. "If you start trying to amend it or unthink it, you might find that the whole thing unravels".

Related News:

  • Brexit: 'Lazarus-like' Amber Rudd urges Tory dissenters to pull back

    Brexit: 'Lazarus-like' Amber Rudd urges Tory dissenters to pull back

    Her return to the frontbench was backed by fellow Cabinet members Sajid Javid and Liz Truss. But her appointment was met with outrage from Labour.
    Sarita, Manisha Give India Flying Start in World Boxing C’ship

    Sarita, Manisha Give India Flying Start in World Boxing C’ship

    Manisha, though aware of Dina's reputation, would draw inspiration from her victory over the Kazakh in Poland this September. India have fielded a 10-member squad for the event, with MC Mary Kom leading the charge.
    Couple and

    Couple and "homeless veteran" charged in alleged GoFundMe scam

    Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico were behind a GoFundMe campaign that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Johnny Bobbitt. The couple said during the campaign that the money would go to financial trusts, a financial adviser and a lawyer for Mr.
  • Chris Watts' Mistress Reveals Details of Their Love Affair

    Chris Watts' Mistress Reveals Details of Their Love Affair

    He was arrested the following day and charged with first degree murder and other felony counts in the slayings. In mid-August, Chris Watts spoke out to reporters, saying his wife and daughters disappeared without a trace .
    People sensitive to caffeines bitterness drink more coffee

    People sensitive to caffeines bitterness drink more coffee

    However, coffee, tea, and alcohol are all widely consumed beverages worldwide, all of which have an inherently bitter taste. This sensitivity is not only limited to taste but preferably is affected by an individual's inherited make up.
    Best Black Friday 2018 PS4 Bundles - Guide

    Best Black Friday 2018 PS4 Bundles - Guide

    A one-month subscription typically costs $10; a three-month membership runs for $25; and a 12-month subscription is normally $60. With Black Friday now nearly a week away, a boatload of fresh Xbox One S deals have appeared online.
  • Google dedicates doodle to mark 44th anniversary of the Arecibo Message

    The equation is used to estimate the number of planets hosting extraterrestrial life within the Milky Way Galaxy. In the 44 years , the message has travelled only 259 trillion miles , a tiny fraction to its final destination.
    Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

    Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

    The Packers dropped to 0-5 on the road this season and have lost seven straight away from Lambeau Field dating to last season. In Jones' first four games of the season, he only received 36 touches even though he was averaging 5.88 yards per carry.
    Tech: International System of Units overhauled in historic vote

    Tech: International System of Units overhauled in historic vote

    In 2013, scientists discovered that the kilogram Prototype had gained tens of micrograms of mass from surface contamination. This mass was then represented by a cylinder - the prototype that was adopted as a unit of weight by other countries.
  • Things We Learned From WWE Survivor Series 2011

    Things We Learned From WWE Survivor Series 2011

    The Man was replaced by former rival Charlotte Flair , who was linked with a WrestleMania 35 megamatch with Rousey. Brock is now scheduled to face Daniel Bryan in a champion vs. champion match at Survivor Series on Sunday.
    Elton John Stars In This Year's John Lewis Christmas Advert

    Elton John Stars In This Year's John Lewis Christmas Advert

    The film was created by ad agency Adam&EveDDB with Rocket Entertainment, and directed by Seb Edwards from Academy Films. Last year, the store's Buster the Boxer advertisement cost the equivalent of about $11 million.
    North California fire: Death toll at 76, more than 1,000 missing

    North California fire: Death toll at 76, more than 1,000 missing

    Paradise was home to almost 27,000 residents before it was largely incinerated by the blaze on the night of November 8. This patch of California , a former Gold Rush region in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is to some extent Trump country.


Most liked

Kepa Arrizabalaga helps Chelsea fans get one over on Manchester United
Manchester United are plotting an incredible £60million raid for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford , according to reports. Mourinho wants to keep hold of the 24 year old as Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones struggle for fitness.

Frank Field: Worth Giving Theresa May's Brexit Deal "Some Life"
But winning a leadership vote could strengthen her position, because the rules say she can't be challenged again for a year. Aides to some pro-Brexit cabinet ministers have hinted that they wish to change the agreement before it is signed off.

Lost pre-Mickey Mouse cartoon from Disney found in Japan
A 1928 Disney animation, which predates the creation of Mickey Mouse , has been unearthed in Japan , according to Japanese media. Of course, any animations Disney did of Oswald are now incredibly valuable, and several have always been thought to be lost.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction names released
Disney added that there's more music in the works, so you might want to keep those tissues on hand for a while. Also revealed: teaser clips on the two new attractions from Galaxy's Edge .

Binyamin Netanyahu loses majority as Israel election looms
Gaza's Hamas rulers fired hundreds of rockets at southern Israel, while Israeli warplanes targeted scores of targets in Gaza. There has always been speculation that Netanyahu would call a general election before its scheduled date of November 2019.

Massive meteorite impact crater discovered in Greenland
Current estimates, based on the geological profile, seem to suggest that crater is quite young, but further analysis is required. A research plane then performed state-of-the-art ice radar measurements which revealed the huge crater in detail.

Boeing withheld information on plane that crashed in Indonesia
The FAA and Boeing are studying the need for software changes, as well as revisions to training and operating procedures on the 737 MAX, the regulator said.

Harvard TD reversed after RB taunts Yale defender
Darrington ran for 91 yards and two scores on the day, but had another negated by a taunting penalty. "Bang-bang play. The Bulldogs' O'Connor (7 for 127) hit JP Shohfi on a 16-yard crossing pattern for a touchdown to pull Yale even.

BlackBerry buys AI specialist, machine learning Cylance for United States dollars 1.4 bln
The company had been considering filing for a stock market floatation, according to a report in Business Insider . Cylance , which was founded in 2015, uses machine learning to preempt security breaches before they occur.

Walker sets Hornets record with 60-point game
Following a timeout, Butler sinked a three-pointer with less than one second left in overtime to secure the Sixers' victory. Walker and the Hornets played hosts to the Philadelphia 76ers , giving us a back-and-forth game that required overtime.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $1.57 earnings per share which is above the $1.40 predicted by most analysts. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link .

Powell sees potential threats from global slowdown
The Fed's goals of both maximum sustainable employment and stable inflation are set by Congress and not to be part of the review. US central bankers are pursuing a policy of gradualism, yet the higher rates have attracted the ire of President Donald Trump.

President Halimah, PM Lee congratulate Maldives' new president
This is the first visit of Prime Minister Modi to Maldives and marks the beginning of a new chapter in Indo- Maldives relations. He also sat between the two former presidents throughout, and when the ceremony ended, President Solih also hugged PM Modi.

Chinese 5-star hotels apologize after video reveals hygiene horrors
The video purports to show a member of staff lifting a plastic cup lid from a bin and wiping it on their T-shirt. The almost The 12-minute video, posted online earlier this week, shows workers cleaning bathrooms.

Baxter Reveals Bafana Bafana's Plan to Stop Eagles
We must look at the personnel with us now and see the situation as opportunity for them to step up and prove what they can do. "I think they will be with us at the next AFCON in Cameroon".