Johnson's 'shameless' exit leaves May 'clinging' to power, say divided United Kingdom papers

David Davis had boasted of his good relationship with Michel Barnier the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator

David Davis had boasted of his good relationship with Michel Barnier the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator

Theresa May looked likely to survive any attempt to remove her as United Kingdom prime minister over her Brexit strategy.

While International Development Secretary Penny Morduant immediately welcomed the decision saying Rabb is "highly capable, across the issues, attention to detail, Leave supporter and pragmatist", others said Davis' resignation has plunged Britain into "absolute chaos".

Their resignation prompted a mini-reshuffle, with former health secretary Jeremy Hunt stepping into Mr Johnson's shoes and former housing minister Dominic Raab taking over from Mr Davis.

Though negativity about immigration has fallen sharply in Britain in recent years, for this handful of MPs, leaving the European Union is all about controlling immigration-and not much else.

British and European Union officials are hoping to strike a deal on the terms of Britain´s withdrawal and agree to a plan for future trade ties in time for an European Union summit in October. At one point, there were even reports that MPs from her Conservative Party had collected enough signatures to force a motion of confidence in her leadership-something that very well could have precipitated Britain's third general election in under 5 years.

The two resignations have left May badly exposed and raised questions over whether she will stand firm in her commitment to pursuing a "business-friendly" Brexit, or will be faced with more resignations and calls to quit herself.

"I would be surprised if one [a leadership contest] is precipitated and if there is, I suspect she'd win it", he said.

On Friday, her cabinet ostensibly agreed to pursue a close post-Brexit trading relationship with the EU.

That makes negotiating a deal with the European Union very hard: The bloc has said that Britain can't pick and choose the "four freedoms" (free movement of goods, capital, services, and people) and have an "a la carte" Brexit.

What was the reaction in the Commons?

He said: "This proves that at Chequers there was clearly a unity of views in the British Cabinet".

If she refuses to change course, she could face a leadership challenge.

What has been the reaction from the EU?

What does it all mean for Brexit?

The UK government is in turmoil, but that has been the case for more than two years.

"That is why we are demanding a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal".

Johnson followed Brexit Secretary David Davis out the door as a hard-won government consensus on future trade ties with the bloc disintegrated less than three days after it was forged, and nine months before Britain is due to leave the EU.

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