Monday, 16 July, 2018

Britain's opposition Labour Party takes poll lead amid May's Brexit crisis

Raab is new Brexit minister Can the turmoil keep sterling down?
Deanna Wagner | 12 July, 2018, 18:01

The government will tomorrow publish its Brexit white paper, which will set out in more detail the UK's trade negotiating position, agreed at Chequers, which has prompted the resignation of two Cabinet ministers, one junior minister, two vice chairs and at least two parliamentary private secretaries (PPS).

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a leading Brexit campaigner and the chairman of a group of eurosceptic lawmakers, said he was tabling amendments to the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, which will be debated and voted upon next week.

But just before take-off, Mr Trump insisted Britons "like me a lot" and "agree with me on immigration".

"Boris Johnson is a friend of mine, he's been very, very nice to me", Trump told reporters before heading to Brussels for a summit of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. The possibility of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers initiating the process for the passage of a vote of no confidence in the leadership of May by obtaining the support initially of 48 Tory MPs is real and can lead to the collapse of May's administration and the development of a very serious political crisis that can radiate to the remaining 27 European Union member states.

"I like Boris Johnson".

Regarding Trump's summit with Putin, Johnson said that "meeting with an adversary is not necessarily a bad idea".

Mr Trump's son Eric has arrived in Scotland for a golfing visit to Trump International Golf Links at Menie, Aberdeenshire, and Trump Turnberry, near Girvan, South Ayrshire.

India eye top ODI spot in series against England
Rahul scored a 70 against Ireland and followed it by an unbeaten 101 against England in the first T20. He is one of the batsmen, who has been able to read the two wrist spinners quite well.

"I get along with her very well, I have a very good relationship", he said. Asked if he was planning to quit, environment Secretary Michael Gove said "absolutely not".

There's also not much appetite for a General Election at this point in the Tory party.

A high fence has been erected around the USA ambassador's central London residence where Trump will spend Thursday night and the embassy has sent out an alert warning Americans in London to keep a low profile in case protests turn violent.

Trump is expected to face major protests during his trip to Britain, including a giant inflatable image of him as a crying baby to be flown near parliament on Friday. This is generally called the Norway option, and keeps us fully in the single market.

The Survation poll of 1,007 people found 38% felt the Brexit proposals agreed by the cabinet at May's country retreat of Chequers last week were a sellout while 35% felt them to be the best deal the United Kingdom was likely to get. These will focus on relations with Russian Federation, trade, Brexit and the Middle East.

Trump suggested that his upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin could be easier than his trip to Europe to see North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders and Mrs May.

May welcomed the summit and said it could help address "malign activity" by Russia which Britain blames for a nerve agent attack in March on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southwest England in March.