Britain's Boris Johnson says 'not too late to save Brexit'

Prime Minister’s Questions

"You know, I've called it a carve out for this".

Mr Johnson quit Mrs May's Cabinet on Monday last week, declaring that the plans for the UK's post-Brexit relations with Europe which she set out at Chequers would leave Britain a "colony".

The prime minister, criticised...

A senior Government source said "no decision yet" had been made on whether to accept the amendments supported by arch-Eurosceptics including Jacob Rees-Mogg, Sir Bernard Jenkin, Priti Patel and Iain Duncan Smith.

Johnson says "we must try now because we will not get another chance to do it right".

May's climbdown provoked a backlash from Remain-supporting Tories, who accused her of being "frightened" of her backbenchers and threatened their own rebellion when another piece of Brexit legislation is put to the vote Tuesday.

On the customs issue, May suggested a "facilitated customs partnership" in the meeting in her country retreat of Chequers which is ambiguous and according to the hardliners, a redundant deal that would not allow the United Kingdom to strike any useful deals with the countries outside the European Union, thus reducing it to a state that does not have a say in the European Union matters but continues to be governed by European Union rules.

And he added: "The problem is not that we have failed to make the case for a free trade agreement of the kind spelt out at Lancaster House".

The statement adds to the challenges of a gruelling day for the Prime Minister, who is already facing a potentially hard session of PMQs, followed by a grilling by senior MPs on Westminster's Liaison Committee.

Following a highly-critical resignation letter, Mr Johnson has kept his counsel as pressure mounted on the prime minister after a total of nine people quit their posts.

In a sign that he was keeping his powder dry, he said in an article for The Daily Telegraph that he would resist "for now" the temptation "to bang on about Brexit".

"We have time in these negotiations".

"People around the world believe passionately in Britain".

Conservative infighting must end and a consensus found on a sensible, practical Brexit.

Others, added May, are planning to try and bring down a bill that is essential in enabling Britain to prepare for life outside the European Union, saying: "This would put at risk our ability to make the necessary preparations for a no deal".

Courts said he had resigned so that he could "express discontent" with May's proposals in expected parliamentary votes.

Markets expect the Bank of England to hike interest rates in August but the British currency has fallen 9 percent since April partly because of a dispute between May and members of her party who feel she wants to keep Britain too closely tied to Brussels.

Brexiteer critics believe it keeps Britain too close to the European Union, while pro-Europeans think it fails to protect Britain's dominant services sector, among other gripes.

"There is time. And, if the Prime Minister can fix that vision once again before us, then I believe she can deliver a great Brexit for Britain with a positive, self-confident approach that will unite this party, unite this House and unite this country as well". I think it was a genuine clever attempt at a compromise that could work.



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