Deal or no deal, European Union ready for final Brexit deal - Tusk

Alistair Carmichael called Mr Wilson’s comments ‘completely unacceptable and potentially dangerous

Alistair Carmichael called Mr Wilson’s comments ‘completely unacceptable and potentially dangerous

But who knows how many ministers spent the night pacing their lounge rooms deciding whether to quit or stay, and whether any of them will be having an uncomfortable conversation with the prime minister this morning. "I therefore have no alternative but to resign from the government". The plan as proposed would cross what the DUP sees as its red line.

"Am I going to see this through?"

The minister joined Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab in stepping down on Thursday in a joint blow to Theresa May's authority which raises the prospect of several more imminent Cabinet resignations. I don't feel I can do that in good conscience.

Raab's resignation, which has since been followed by those of work and pensions minister Esther McVey and Department for Exiting the European Union minister Suella Braverman, also sparked a sterling sell off as the pound dropped 1.3 per cent to $1.281. "I won't make any bones about that", she said.

Her Junior Northern Ireland minister Shailesh Vara, junior Brexit minister Suella Braverman, and parliamentary private secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan also stepped down.

The Welsh minister resigned, saying that "the Brexit that is being delivered today could not be further from what was promised" and backed a second referendum on the terms of the deal.

A group of hardline Brexiteers, led by MP Jacob Rees-Mogg submitted a letter of no-confidence in May.

The pact has drawn fierce opposition from both within her Conservative Party and the Labour Party opposition.

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The region already has a nonbinding "Declaration of Conduct" but is working toward a more robust agreement. The Malaysian prime minister said: "I think we all want to settle this problem".

The turmoil is the latest eruption in the Conservative Party's long-running civil war over Europe. Mays minority government dependent on the support of the DUP members. In 2016, then-Prime Minister David Cameron called a referendum "to settle this European question in British politics" once and for all.

It would depend on whether she could survive a no-confidence vote and whether she would decide to face a challenge in an election among leadership contenders.

Fears that May's hard-fought deal could collapse sent British markets into gyrations not seen since the June 2016 referendum on European Union membership.

"The British people want us to get this done", she said.

It also needs approval from Britain's Parliament before the United Kingdom leaves the bloc on March 29 - and even if May survives as leader, the chances of that look slim.

If by then a permanent future trade deal has not been agreed there would be an extension, but that could involve bringing in arrangements to avoid a hard border being introduced between Northern Ireland and the neighboring Irish Republic.

No.10 sources stress that while the legal Withdrawal Agreement is unlikely to be changed, the outline "political declaration" that accompanies it is clearly up for further negotiation.

Ian Blackford, who heads the Scottish National Party in Parliament, said the deal was "dead on arrival" and urged May to "stop the clock and go back to Brussels". Speaking on condition of anonymity because the process is still ongoing, the official said both sides "exhausted our margin of maneuver under our respective mandates". "Since performances of these companies set the tone for the global tech and chip industries, related Japanese stocks will likely be sluggish for a while", said Takatoshi Itoshima, a strategist at Pictet Asset Management.

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