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UK set to publish Brexit plan that sparked rebellion

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Deanna Wagner | 12 July, 2018, 13:56

A year later, commentators said recent events show she has firmly chosen the moderate side with a plan for Brexit, to be fully detailed today, that envisages close regulatory alignment with the European Union to allow unhindered trade in goods.

The odds on the Prime Minister still leading the country in 2019 have shortened drastically in recent days, despite backbenchers rallying around her following a series of hastily arranged meetings with party whips.

Winning the backing of the DUP for one of the amendments is particularly significant because the Northern Irish unionist party had promised to support May's government in confidence votes and Brexit policy, after the Conservatives lost their overall majority in the 2017 election.

May says the plan will deliver frictionless trade with Europe and avoid a hard border between the UK's Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland.

Andrew Bridgen became the first Conservative MP to declare publicly that he has sent a letter of no confidence in Mrs May to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

In comments likely to alarm Mrs May, Trump acknowledged the "turmoil" facing her government but said he was nevertheless looking forward to "an interesting time" when he visits the United Kingdom later this week.

May's premiership has been left hanging by a thread following the dual resignations of Brexit minister David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from her Cabinet.

However the plans released on Friday were only a curtain-raiser ahead of tomorrow's White Paper and most European Union capitals say it largely amounts to cherry-picking elements of the Single Market.

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Fallon warned Conservative rebels that a challenge to May's leadership is "the last thing we need". "We are supporting Theresa for PM".

This could mean Brexit being delayed, a change of government or a second referendum, he said.

Four out of five readers who took part in our survey said the Brexiteer big beasts were right to quit the Cabinet, a move which has been widely praised by many of those to the right of the Tory party.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said it has been a good week for the Brexit process despite the resignations that followed the publication of Theresa May's Chequers proposals.

One disgruntled Tory MP declined an invitation to watch England's World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia at 10 Downing Street because of his dissatisfaction with Mrs May's Brexit plans.

Speaking Tuesday as he departed the White House to fly to Europe for a week of meetings including the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and the working visit to Britain, President Trump told journalists: "Boris Johnson's a friend of mine".

Meanwhile, it was revealed that government preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit include stockpiling processed food in case shipments are held up at the border.