UK PM May takes swipe at front-runner Boris Johnson

Cheryl Sanders
July 13, 2019

She's also brandishing her credentials because she's still not assured of that job remember, and there's still an very bad lot to play for, so she's really just trying to play up her credentials in terms of defending the Brexit deal that Barnier supposedly negotiated, and which has led to the downfall of our existing Prime Minister.

That was the verdict of a poll among party members conducted by the website ConservativeHome.

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is now unstoppable in the two-man race to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, the latest poll revealed Thursday.

Amber Rudd said she has "accepted" the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, despite having previously fiercely opposed it.

Stride responded: "The Government do not believe that (suspending parliament) would be a desirable situation, not least because it would put the monarch in the awkward position of being involved in what is essentially a political decision given that it is Prorogation based on the advice of the Prime Minister, but ultimately granted by the Queen".

Hammond has predicted a "constitutional crisis" if the next prime minister suspends parliament to try and push through a no-deal Brexit and is backing moves suggested by ex-prime minister Sir John Major to challenge it in the courts.

In contrast to Hunt, Boris Johnson, his rival for the top job, has pledged to meet the October 31 deadline for Brexit "do or die", a position that surveys show is popular among the 180,000 grassroots Conservative Party members who are voting for the next leader.

In an interview with the BBC, the prime minister spoke of "frustration" at not seeing Brexit through and underestimating how "entrenched" MPs had become.

Clark told Sky News, "It's evident that if you have the disruption that comes from a no-deal Brexit there will be people that will lose their jobs". He said government had a "responsibility to protect people's livelihoods in this country".

"Do you know what's in 5C?" the interviewer asked. He added: "When the country voted to leave the European Union, of course, there is a requirement to implement that but I think we need to do it in a way that takes full account of the impact on real people's lives and do everything we can to ensure it doesn't visit harm on them".

"A no-deal Brexit would be enormously damaging and I will do everything I can to persuade my colleagues to avoid that and get a good deal".

"I regret running a campaign that wasn't really me", she said.

Theresa May says she will feel a "mixture of pride and disappointment" when she leaves Downing Street in 12 days' time.

A spokeswoman for Mrs May told a Westminster briefing: "The Prime Minister has always been clear that leaving without a deal would be disruptive".

The Work and Pensions Secretary has remained firm in her criticism of the United Kingdom leaving the bloc without a deal in place.

Interviews with the BBC's Andrew Neil will also be aired.

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