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New role for Daventry MP after resignations from Brexit department

10 July 2018

Former foreign minister Boris Johnson, who wrote in his resignation letter that the Brexit "dream is dying" and that Britain was headed for the "status of colony" of the European Union under May´s leadership, is seen as a potential challenger. David Davis and Steve Baker clearly realised that the promises they and their colleagues made about Brexit simply can not be delivered.

"This is the right Brexit", she said. "It should be a chance to do things differently", adding "that dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt".

Last week he said United Kingdom ministers had "no clue" how to exit the European Union without harm.

May appeared in Parliament earlier on Monday afternoon to defend her plan, minutes after Downing Street confirmed the departure of Johnson. One lawmaker told the prime minister that her plan wasn't what the country had voted for.

With Britain due to leave the 28-nation bloc on March 29, 2019, European Union officials have warned Britain repeatedly that time is running out to seal a deal spelling out the terms of the divorce and a post-split relationship.

"It seems to me we're giving too much away, too easily, and that's a risky strategy at this time", Davis said in a BBC radio interview Monday morning.

But the chaos surrounding the government will not die down any time soon-the contingent supporting a hard Brexit is more angry than ever. "His replacement will be announced shortly".

"The prime minister knows it's a proposal and not an end agreement".

Although it has caused a headache, May was quick to capitalize on the fact that two of her biggest problems extricated themselves from her inner circle; she ceremoniously replaced Davis and Johnson with more amiable substitutes.

It said May now faces "the spectre of a leadership challenge", but it was "possible that after a period of resignations and political blood-letting, the Conservative Party will fall behind the prime minister".

The man leading the UK's negotiating team, David Davis, resigned late on Sunday night, saying that he did not agree with the UK's proposals, so was the wrong person to be going into negotiations with them.

But in reality, she will be at the mercy of her party.

"I would be surprised if one [a leadership contest] is precipitated and if there is, I suspect she'd win it", he said.

Tory MPs can trigger a vote of no confidence if 48 of them submit letters to the 1922 backbencher committee, chaired by Sir Graham Brady. There was feverish speculation on Monday about May's prospects.

New role for Daventry MP after resignations from Brexit department