PM May says Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan - global

PM May says Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan - global

PM May says Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan - global

Meanwhile, a more pro-EU Conservative faction argued that the United Kingdom should keep even closer bonds with the bloc than May is proposing, at least temporarily.

Some 52% disapprove of the proposed deal - known as the Chequers plan after the Prime Minister's residence at which the cabinet agreed to the plan earlier in the summer.

General secretary Tim Roache said: 'Sitting on the sidelines watching the mess this Government is making of Brexit is infuriating, because there is so much at stake.

Downing Street's statement comes after Johnson used his Telegraph to accuse May of surrendering on Brexit.

Writing in The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Johnson - the bookmakers' favourite to take over from May - said Britain has "gone into battle with the white flag fluttering over our leading tank".

Johnson and his fellow hardline Brexiteers think the Chequers plan, named after the prime minister's country residence, keeps Britain too closely aligned to the bloc.

May's Conservative minority government has a working majority of nine votes in Parliament's 650-seat lower House of Commons, thanks to the backing of Northern Ireland's nine Democratic Unionist Party MPs. He said that under the current plan, "we will remain in the European Union taxi; but this time locked in the boot, with absolutely no say on the destination".

"We will be under the rule of the European Union with respect to all of our manufactured goods and agri-foods, that's a really serious concession, what about take back control, it doesn't work?"

The prime minister's official spokesman delivered the attack yesterday, just hours after an article by Mr Johnson was published containing severe criticism of Mrs May's Brexit proposals.

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But her words drew scepticism, including from the former Brexit negotiator David Davis who said the pledge was little reassurance and that he would vote against parliament giving May's exit plan its required approval.

Prime Minister Theresa May said she would not allow compromises to her Brexit strategy that went against the national interest, seeking to allay fears among some in her Conservative Party that she will cave in to Brussels' demands in negotiations.

Conservative lawmaker Nick Boles said the idea was better than the Chequers proposal, which had "close to zero" chance of being approved by Parliament.

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"We would welcome further guidance on how this could be achieved at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, in December this year", they write.

His comments were broadcast by the BBC as new research suggested fewer than one in five voters now expect Britain to get a good deal out of the Brexit talks.

She said European Union leaders did not know if they "will be successful in finalising negotiations in October, or they will slip to November".

He also defended the UK's plans for the possibility of no deal being reached, which included publishing 25 notices last month offering advice on how best to prepare for such a scenario, saying: "The UK will be ready for Brexit, deal or no deal".

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