Theresa May promises orderly Brexit amid more resignations, confidence vote calls

The broadsheet version of Die Welt says the government is "wobbling" after the departure of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.

Mr Davis said he had "accepted collective responsibility" because part of his role was to "find workable compromises".

Mr Trump said he had not spoken with Mrs May, adding: "Boris Johnson is a friend of mine".

"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 U.S. and now a senator, Sergey Kislyak said. Picture: AAPJeremy Hunt was appointed foreign secretary following Johnson's resignation.

But Lord Hague said it was the best available option.

Johnson and Davis advocate a clean break with the European Union, known as "hard Brexit".

Jacob Rees-Mogg, who leads the European Research Group of Tory MPs, said the amendment would "put into law the government's often stated position that Northern Ireland should be treated the same way as the rest of the country", and "ensure reciprocity of customs collection, and treating the United Kingdom and EU as equals".

In a strongly worded resignation letter, he warned that the current Brexit plan meant Britain was "truly headed for the status of colony" and accused the prime minister of "sending our vanguard into battle with the white flags fluttering above them".

Much will depend on European reactions to May´s plan and she is due to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel later on Tuesday at the Western Balkans Summit in London.

Theresa May's week got even worse as the contents of a scathing letter of no confidence reached the public eye.

The delay has been partly blamed on deep disagreements within the Conservative Party over what shape Brexit should take.

Asked if the prime minister could survive.

She told BBC Two's Newsnight: "I think if the Prime Minister makes further concessions with the European Union then there will no doubt be more resignations from Brexiteers in the Cabinet, from junior ministers to PPSs, because there is only so much that you can give in a negotiation". He now succeeds David Davis as secretary of state for the Department for Exiting the EU.

"If we do not deliver Brexit in spirit as well as in name, then we are handing Jeremy Corbyn the keys to No.10".

But as Mrs May set about trying to steady the ship, a senior Cabinet minister told the Express & Star there was "absolutely no appetite" in the Tory ranks for another leadership battle.

Johnson's dramatic resignation followed those of David Davis and his deputy Steve Baker over May's plans to keep Britain economically close to the bloc.

Global trade secretary Liam Fox was seen to shake his head and mouth the word "no" when reporters asked him on his way out of cabinet whether he was about to quit. But leading pro-Brexit lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said he did not think she would face a leadership challenge.

Gove told British television station ITV he was "absolutely not" planning to resign.

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