Theresa May government publishes white paper on Brexit

Cheryl Sanders
July 13, 2018

Ruddy's glowing descriptions of the dinner and the relationship between Trump and May contrasted sharply with an interview Thursday in the British tabloid The Sun in which Trump criticized May and complimented her opponents.

His remarks seem certain to cause political chaos in the United Kingdom and could imperil the prime minister's leadership.

Aside from Johnson, the plan also led to the resignation of David Davis as Brexit secretary, also on Monday, in a chaotic week for the United Kingdom government.

"I've been reading a lot about Brexit over the last couple of days and it seems to be turning a little bit differently where they're getting at least partially involved back with the European Union", he told reporters.

"If they do that, then their trade deal with the US will probably not be made".

"With a lot of resignations", Trump told a news conference at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me.

Trump even went so far as to question whether May's plan constituted a true exit from the European Union: "The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on".

"Mr. President, Sir Winston Churchill once said that "to have the United States at our side was, to me, the greatest joy", May told Trump, according to a text of her speech.

I think she is a nice person.

"He is thanful for the wonderful welcome from the Prime Minister here in the U.K". He also joked that Britain was "a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations" and he has mused about meeting Mr. Johnson. Trump said Khan has "done a very bad job on terrorism" as he allowed too many immigrants into the city - despite the fact that the Mayor doesn't control migration.

"It has to reflect on the issues of the three red lines [leaving the single market; leaving the customs union; and ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice] which I believe most Conservative MPs want to see reinstated and it has got to come up with a position which accommodates that".

"He is destroying all the norms of what used to be a great democracy in America and so I'm really concerned about my country and I'm here now and so this is where I have the chance to protest him".

Continuing with the theme of thinly-veiled threats and bribes, the government said that "without the UK's participation in, and contribution to, these data exchange tools, there would be a significant loss of capability" that would reduce the EU's ability to protect European Union citizens and track terrorist networks.

He criticised Mrs May for the way she handled negotiations over Brexit negotiations, saying "she didn't listen to me" and that the deal she is pursuing "is not what the people voted on" and will affect trade with the USA "in a negative way".

Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also resigned citing his disappointment with the proposals, which he said "stick in the throat". I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister.

"I am not pitting one against the other".

The government also appeared to recognise public concerns that Brexit negotiations need to start in earnest very soon in order for there to be no data "cliff edge", saying it was "ready to begin preliminary discussions on an adequacy assessment so that a data protection agreement is in place by the end of the implementation period at the latest".

Director and chief executive Liz Cameron said: "We welcome the detail provided on the UK Government's approach to mobility, including the statement of intent to operate a UK-EU Youth Mobility Scheme and visa-free travel for tourism and short-term business activity". "And unless you act very quickly, it's never going to be what it was".

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