British PM heads to Brussels after bruising challenge to leadership

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

His resignation was warmly welcomed by hardline Eurosceptics in the Tory ranks who were already expressing reservations about Mrs May's leadership after her Cabinet agreed a plan which would keep the United Kingdom closely tied to Brussels.

She held a meeting of her new Cabinet on Tuesday before attending a Western Balkans summit in London with other European leaders.

Johnson´s dramatic resignation on Monday just hours after Brexit minister David Davis quit late on Sunday plunged the value of the pound on currency markets.

He was particularly critical of the proposal for a "common rulebook" to allow free trade in goods, saying this "hands control of large swathes of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense".

Just over one in five - 22% - think the likeliest outcome is that Britain remains in the European Union, while 7% say they don't know.

The Prime Minister was given a small boost by the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, who said he was looking forward to "constructive discussion" based on Mrs May's plan.

In her reply, Mrs May told him: "I do not agree with your characterisation of the policy we agreed on at Cabinet on Friday".

Asked if May should remain in power, Trump said "that's up to the people".

When asked if Mrs May should be replaced, Mr Trump answered: "Well that's up to the people".

France's Le Figaro leads with Mrs May's crisis, saying she has been "destabilised by a revolt by the pro-Brexiters".

Two Conservative lawmakers, Maria Caulfield and Ben Bradley, quit as vice-chairs of the party on Tuesday over opposition to May's proposals.

Davis himself said it would be "wrong" for his departure to trigger a major party rebellion against May.

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Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen is the first Tory reported to have submitted a letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May.

She looks set on facing down a rebellion in her Conservative Party, where hardline Brexit supporters are livid over her plans to negotiate "a free trade area for goods" with the EU.

But Mr Enders' latest statement, says "HM Government are going in the right direction".

The Suddeutsche Zeitung says Davis and Johnson "ran away" from May, who it says is now in the "most hard crisis" of her time in Downing Street.

"I was elected to represent my constituents and the Prime Minister's team needs to be aware that backbench MPs won't sit idly by and allow a so-called "soft Brexit" with us being half-in, half-out", Andrea Jenkyns wrote in The Daily Telegraph.

May replaced Johnson with a loyalist, former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, and gave Davis' job to Dominic Raab in a bid to shore up her authority.

However, Mr Barnier warned: "It will be clear, crystal clear at the end of this negotiation that the best situation, the best relationship with the European Union, will be to remain a member".

She will say: "Over that time, I have listened to every possible idea and every possible version of Brexit". Inside it warns readers that a "no-deal" Brexit or fresh elections can no longer be ruled out.

The then-foreign secretary had another head-in-hands moment in May when he was tricked into taking part in an 18-minute phone call with a prankster pretending to be the Armenian prime minister.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May should make way for a Labour administration if her Government can not get its act together quickly.

While the Irish government welcomed Friday's agreement, they said "a lot of work" remains, "particularly from the British side".

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