The British government was thrown into total chaos Monday morning following the abrupt resignation of two top-level officials to the Prime Minister, with Theresa May warning Parliament to prepare for a “no deal” Brexit from the European Union.
May’s warning came just hours after her top negotiator in Brexit talks abruptly stepped-down, prompting Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to quit the Cabinet moments later.
“May’s critics seized on the dual departures to chastise May’s handling of Brexit, and to suggest that her government is ill-suited to facilitate the complex disentanglement of two of the world’s major economies,” writes CNBC.
The Prime Minister spoke with Members of Parliament following the resignations, saying they should prepare for “multiple outcomes” in future talks with the EU, including a “no deal” Brexit.
The “no deal” option means the UK and EU may fail to reach a formal agreement when Britain is automatically removed from the union this March; prompting market chaos and severe uncertainty over immigration, trade, travel, and finances.
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BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT
The United Kingdom’s head negotiator leading the nation’s complicated divorce from the European Union suddenly resigned Monday; prompting the UK Foreign Minster to quit his post as the Prime Minister faces an all-out revolt from Parliament.
Brexit negotiator David Davis suddenly stepped down Monday after failing to secure key concessions from EU member states after the UK’s withdrawal.
Hours later UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson resigned over the political crisis.
“This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work,” said a statement from Prime Minister Theresa May.
The escalating crisis is casting new doubt on May’s political future, with Brexit proponents saying her “soft” plan would force the UK into the worst of all positions; remaining locked in the union’s open border scheme without any voting power.
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UK FOREIGN MINISTER: Trump Should Negotiate BREXIT, 'He'd Go Bloody Hard'
The Foreign Minister for the United Kingdom Boris Johnson was caught on a hot microphone Friday; predicting a “meltdown” in upcoming Brexit negotiations with the EU and suggesting Trump “might handle them better.”
According to Yahoo News, the Minister’s private conversation surfaced on social media Friday, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying her senior aide has very “strong views on Brexit” as the nation heads to the negotiating table.
“You’ve got to face the fact there may now be a meltdown,” said Johnson, going on to say he “increasingly admired” President Trump and his ability to fight “bloody hard” for his country.
“He’d go in bloody hard… There’d be all sorts of breakdowns, all sorts of chaos. Everyone would think he’d gone mad,” said the Foreign Minister.
“But actually, you might get somewhere. It’s a very, very good thought,” he added.
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