Britain turns against Theresa May on Brexit, Sky Data poll finds

Boris Johnson talked out of quitting by David Cameron

Boris Johnson talked out of quitting by David Cameron

Sure, three of her most pro-Brexit ministers-Andrea Leadsom, Chris Grayling and Michael Gove-went on the airwaves to defend the agreement.

"I was elected to represent my constituents and the Prime Minister's team needs to be aware that backbench MPs won't sit idly by and allow a so-called "soft Brexit" with us being half-in, half-out", Andrea Jenkyns wrote in The Daily Telegraph.

May has said she will fight off any attempt to unseat her. If only one candidate comes forward, he or she becomes leader.

The Johnson resignation was unnecessary - even Davis commented that Brexit was not essential to Johnson's portfolio - but he was likely more interested in jumping on the Brexit resignation bandwagon to see if there was a political opportunity to seize the premiership he has coveted for so long.

May must now move quickly to try to win the EU's support for her Brexit proposal to unblock talks. Instead, it underscored the intractability of the issue for a country stymied by infighting as the rest of the continent looks on.

With less than nine months until Britain is due to leave the bloc, May is sticking to her plan for a "business friendly" Brexit.

However, she has support from moderates and there has been no formal challenge to her leadership so far.

May met with Conservative lawmakers in a packed room at Parliament, in a bid to calm the feverish atmosphere in the deeply divided party.

Asked if the Tories were splitting, Mr Rees-Mogg said: "I think there is one issue of grave concern and that is the Government has been briefing Labour members of Parliament".

She said the alternative to the party coming together could be a left-wing Labour administration.

Brussels has not yet made clear how the EU27 will respond to the Chequers deal, which the government believes represents an "evolution" of its negotiating strategy.

In an interview with Xinhua, Widdecombe said the plan fails to give Britain a "proper break" from the European Union (EU). May replied that wouldn't be possible because of the requirements of membership, including free movement of people across borders.

In the Commons, Mrs May will acknowledge that there have been "robust views" around the Cabinet table and a "spirited national debate" since the 2016 referendum decision to leave the EU.

The Gibraltar Government has vowed to leave "no stone unturned" to protect the Rock ahead of its departure from the European Union as the UK Government was thrown into turmoil by the sensational resignations in quick succession of Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

During that campaign he travelled around the country in a Vote Leave bus controversially emblazoned with the claim that exiting the European Union would bring £350 million a week back to Britain to spend on the NHS.

The crisis swirling around the United Kingdom government and Brexit talks right now has been touted by some factions as a result of prime minister Theresa May's weak leadership.

But the chaos surrounding the government will not die down any time soon-the contingent supporting a hard Brexit is more angry than ever. "It is as though we are sending our vanguard into battle with the white flags fluttering above them".

In a tweet created to show she had not been knocked off course, Mrs May said: "Productive Cabinet meeting this morning - looking ahead to a busy week".

In recent weeks, junior ministers Phillip Lee and Greg Hands have also resigned in order to vote against government - the former over Brexit, the latter over Heathrow.