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

Police officers check cars arriving at the entrance to Chequers the Prime Minister's official country residence near Aylesbury

Police officers check cars arriving at the entrance to Chequers the Prime Minister's official country residence near Aylesbury

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leading voice for the backbench Tory Brexiteers, is leading a rebellion against Theresa May in a bid to thwart her Brexit proposals, by tabling four amendments to the Trade Bill to be debated on Monday.

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

May met with Conservative lawmakers in a packed room at Parliament, in a bid to calm the feverish atmosphere in the deeply divided party.

Bridgen then called the prime minister's promises regarding Brexit negotiations a "pretence and a charade".

The former Foreign Secretary says May is destroying Britain's "Brexit dream".

British and European Union officials are hoping to strike a deal on the terms of Britain´s withdrawal and agree to a plan for future trade ties in time for an European Union summit in October.

"The referendum was likewise a legitimate decision by people who had participated in the debate and we had a turnout that was higher than any General Election since 1992; people were interested and engaged".

Her spokesman said she had welcomed the new members of her cabinet and they had discussed the publication of a white paper policy document on Britain's future ties with the European Union and stepping up preparations for any no-deal outcome to the negotiations with Brussels.

But while many Brexit campaigners were still hoping for a vote of confidence to oust May, it is unlikely that they have the numbers.

"We need a vote for the people on the final Brexit deal and an opportunity for us all to flee this disaster".

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Malthouse is the MP for North West Hampshire and since January had served as the parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions. "Something has got to give".

Sky News has been told that Brexiteers have "plenty more in the locker" as they seek to "inflict as much damage as possible" on Mrs May and try to force her to change course.

Since Friday's Chequers meeting which was meant to distil a unified cabinet position on Brexit and re-impose ministerial "collective responsibility", the government has been reeling after a series of resignations.

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.

Mr Gove told ITV News he was "absolutely not" planning to resign.

Asked whether May was in trouble following the rash of departures from her government on Monday, he replied: "No".

Tuesday started as a "business as usual" for May as she chaired the first meeting of her new look cabinet following her reshuffle prompted by the resignations.

Whilst the threshold for a leadership challenge is close, with the lobby's best journalists claiming that 40 letters have already been sent, the practicalities are not in favour of a vote before the end of the year.

The PM will hold a regional Cabinet in Newcastle in July, which is likely to include discussions about Brexit.

His trip coincides with a tumultuous week for the British prime minister after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves next March.

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