May’s reshuffled cabinet meets amid chaos over Brexit plans

May’s reshuffled cabinet meets amid chaos over Brexit plans

May’s reshuffled cabinet meets amid chaos over Brexit plans

Written by Reuters

10 Jul, 2018 | 3:25 pm

REUTERS – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet arrived at Downing Street on Tuesday (July 10) ahead of a meeting seeking to unify her government a day after it was thrown into turmoil when two senior ministers quit over her plans for trade ties with the European Union after Brexit.

With less than nine months until Britain is due to leave the EU, May has been wrestling with how to enact Brexit without jeopardizing business with the world’s biggest trading block of 27 countries whilst forging new global deals.

Her plan for a “business-friendly” Brexit prompted the resignations of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis, but sterling rebounded as investors bet she would not face an immediate challenge to her leadership.

If May survives the domestic political turmoil, she still has to convince EU leaders that her proposals can work. Europe’s most powerful leader, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arrives in London later on Tuesday.


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