United Kingdom focused on securing Brexit deal in October: PM May's spokesman

United Kingdom focused on securing Brexit deal in October: PM May's spokesman

United Kingdom focused on securing Brexit deal in October: PM May's spokesman

Theresa May risks a "catastrophic split" in her party if she persists with her Chequers plan for Brexit at this month's Conservative conference, a former minister has warned.

But pro-Brexit Environment Secretary Michael Gove said Wednesday that speculation about a leadership challenge was just "loose talk".

Baker is the former chairman of the Eurosceptic body the European Research Group, which plans to publish its own proposals for Brexit ahead of the Conservative Party Conference. It quoted comments from those at the meeting, such as "everyone I know says she has to go", "she's a disaster" and "this can't go on". This adds to the recent chorus of optimism from both sides of the negotiations that suggest a deal on the UK's relationship with the European Union could be reached before the 13-14th October summit, seen as the deadline for reaching an agreement.

After his comments in a Sunday newspaper article were widely condemned by ministers, the Prime Ministers' official spokesman said: "This is not language the Prime Minister would choose to use".

Publicly, the leading party sceptics pledged their loyalty.

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At least 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia have been warned to evacuate, and others are hunkering down. He said the magnitude of the storm may exceed the ability of the state-activated National Guard troops.

"I hope that the Prime Minister will take on board what she's heard and chuck Chequers".

An influential Brexiteer in May's party, Steve Baker, said on Monday that 80 or more of her lawmakers are prepared to vote against her Brexit plan.

Before Barnier's comments, the pound had traded modestly higher against the dollar and Euro as data showed the British economy posting its fastest growth in nearly a year.

Both sides hope to reach a deal by early November on the terms of the divorce and the outlines of a future trading relationship.

Her successor would then be tasked with shaping Britain's long term future with the bloc.

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Others, such as Australian journalist and television host Georgie Gardner, praised Harper for her "strength and character". Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday insisted it was a matter for the school, the student and her parents to solve.

Under May's proposals, Britain will seek a free trade area for goods with the European Union, largely by accepting a "common rulebook" for goods and British participation in European Union agencies that provide authorisations for goods.

Even a small rebellion inside her party on a final deal could spell the end of her minority government and throw Britain's exit into chaos.

Barnier suggested that it would be possible (a huge word) to arrive at a deal within the remaining eight weeks "if we are realistic...".

The comments, indicating the level of opposition within the party, came a day after former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, described part of the plan as "a suicide vest".

Andrea Jenkyns, who has submitted a letter of no confidence in May, told AFP the prime minister was "too dogmatic" to change course. Under Conservative rules, a leadership election is triggered if 15% of Conservative lawmakers, now 48 of its 315 members of parliament, demand a vote of no confidence.

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However, the last round of talks, between mid-level USA and Chinese officials in August, failed to reach any agreement. China may not be able to match future US tariffs dollar for dollar and has warned that it would take other measures.

"We are working on a deal which will be good for United Kingdom industry and we are confident we're going to achieve that", a spokesman for May's government said.

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