Boris Johnson accuses PM May of 'dithering' on Brexit in resignation speech

UK PM Narrowly Avoids Defeat in Parliament at the Hands of Pro-EU Lawmakers

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Farnborough Airshow in Farnborough Britain

In a clear sign that plans are accelerating to cover the negotiations collapsing, the Prime Minister said the technical notices would tell firms and individuals what to do "in the event of a no-deal scenario". It has one theme: “It is not too late to save Brexit.”.

I think it was an honest mistake made by the whips in fast-moving circumstances. It said that it objected to the amendment because it requires the government to take "all necessary steps" to join, while the government wants to join only if it can negotiate reasonable terms.

British Prime Minister Theresa May threatened rebel lawmakers in her Conservative Party with a general election this summer if they defeated her Brexit plans on customs, The Times newspaper reported.

In response to this, the government says joining a customs union would mean the United Kingdom would still have to apply external tariffs to other trading partners and so would stop the United Kingdom striking new trade deals around the world [VIDEO] after Brexit.

"We can't rely on anything", said Warren East, CEO of United Kingdom engine maker Rolls Royce, who said that his firm could start stockpiling parts soon if it looked like Britain was heading towards a disorderly exit from the EU.

May's plan for Brexit - outlined in a white paper released to MPs in the House of Commons last week - has divided the already split Tory party.

The government said being part of an EU customs union would prevent it from striking global trade deals, won the vote by 307 to 301, a slim majority for May of just 6.

The trade bill gives the government powers to adapt national legislation to comply with existing accords, establish new structures to fight any possible disputes following Brexit, and transpose into British law some 40 European Union trade agreements, which the United Kingdom wishes to maintain until it can sign new treaties.

He added: 'All it shows is that, while the vehicle is careering towards the Brexit cliff-edge, senior Conservatives are fighting over what song to play on the stereo.' The prime minister wasn't even in the Commons to hear the address because she was answering questions about Brexit to a committee of MPs.

Static inflation puts August rate rise in doubt
Economists had expected growth of 0.4%. "August's expected rate hike is, therefore, even less of a dead cert than it was". The Retail Prices Index, a separate measure of inflation, was 3.4 per cent last month, up from 3.3 per cent in May.

The prime minister herself was absent, as she was giving evidence to MPs on the Commons liaison committee, where she faced a tough grilling from Brexit hardliners.

An attempt to secure a Parliamentary vote over new trade deals post-Brexit failed last night, after the government narrowly won a Commons vote to reject the amendment by 314 votes to 284.

"We have got a mission in government and it is serious".

Addressing MPs, Mr Johnson said the "bright certainties" that followed the 2016 Brexit vote had dissipated and the United Kingdom risked ending up in "economic vassalage" if it agreed to follow European Union regulations on trade, the environment and social affairs.

Brexiteers believe that keeps Britain too close to the European Union, while pro-Europeans think it fails to protect the country's dominant services sector, among other gripes.

The government has previously stated that it would seek continued membership of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) after Brexit, and that it would be prepared to pay to do so.

"We dithered and we burned through our negotiating capital", he told MPs.

Mr Johnson added that the United Kingdom should aim for the vision of "a strong independent, self-governing Britain" set out at Lancaster House, not the "miserable, permanent limbo" of Chequers.

The Tory MP added that Theresa May is no longer "in charge" and called for the prime minister to reach out to form a "government of national unity", during an appearance on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning.

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