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Theresa May under pressure after Gove rejects Brexit secretary job

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC’s Laura Kuenssberg asks the PM if she is “in office, but not really in power?” Theresa May will continue to sell her Brexit withdrawal deal on Friday, as cabinet minister Michael Gove is understood to be considering quitting.BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said she understood Mr…

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Brexit: Scottish Tory MP urges Mundell to quit over EU agreement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDavid Mundell says he is staying as Scottish Secretary The Scottish secretary has been urged to quit by one of his own colleagues over the draft Brexit deal. In a WhatsApp message to David Mundell, Scottish Conservative MP Ross Thomson said “no Unionist” could support the proposals.…

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Ministers quit over Brexit draft, pound and bank stocks tumble, May vows to fight

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit minister, Dominic Raab, and other ministers quit in protest and eurosceptic MPs stepped up efforts to topple her. Customers in the Red Lion pub watch television sets broadcasting a news conference by…

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Northern Ireland’s DUP wants Tory leader who will ‘deliver on Brexit’

Nigel Dodds of the Democratic Unionist Party leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Henry NichollsDUBLIN (Reuters) – The Northern Irish party propping up Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government wants a Conservative Party leader who will “deliver on Brexit”, its deputy leader said following calls for May to resign on Thursday.…

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May likens her Brexit resolve to cricketer Geoff Boycott

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May takes questions during a news conference at Downing Street in London, Britain November 15, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via ReutersLONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May, who has vowed to see through her Brexit plan to the end, compared herself on Thursday to legendary English cricketer Geoffrey Boycott, noting that he…

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Who wants to be Britain’s next prime minister?

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s position as leader of the ruling Conservative Party is under assault by eurosceptic MPs who reject her EU exit strategy and want a more pro-Brexit leader. Conservative MP Boris Johnson walks through his garden at his home near Oxford, Britain, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleMay has vowed to…