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Boris quits - "Brexit is the biggest problem in the history of EU-UK relations" says Tusk

borisJohnsonTheresa May's acceptance of the resignation handed in by Brexit Minister, David Davis, was trumped later on Monday with the resignation of Britain's Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.

As expected, Brexiteers now openly are discussing a no-confidence vote that could see the end of May's reign which has been dominated by one topic, Britain's withdrawal from Europe.

The 2016 referendum result gave the government a clear mandate, however marginal the 'leave' vote, to negotiate a withdrawal but with the EC in no mood to see a major economic force simply walk away from the European Union, May's has found it impossible to find a solution and has ended up pleasing nobody.

Johnson, the outspoken former London Mayor, has long coveted the top job in British politics and after his comment, that his chances of becoming the PM "are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars,” most conclude that he wants May's job.

May’s new plans for Brexit, hammered out at an all day Cabinet meeting at Chequers last Friday, were heralded by Johnson as a big pile of excrement and he stepped back from supporting May's 'soft Brexit' withdrawal plans.

Johnson leaves the Cabinet, freeing himself to mount a direct challenge to the PM and will carry with him the hardliners who want a clean break from the European Union.

EC President Donald Tusk commented on the exit of Davis and Johnson, “Politicians come and go, but the problems they have created for their people remain,”

“The mess caused by Brexit is the biggest problem in the history of EU-UK relations, and it is still far from being resolved.”

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, tweeted that the resignation “at such a crucial time” showed that May “has no authority left and is incapable of delivering Brexit.”

“With her government in chaos, if she clings on, it's clear she's more interested in hanging on for her own sake than serving the people of our country,” Corbyn concluded.





+3 #16 Darcy 2018-07-10 19:09
Denis p,
The old saying about the British is is alive and well....
Make other countries look small... then Britain will look tall.
This type of behaviour is probably taught at school throughout Britain and these students of "knock em down studies" forget their manners when they are abroad.
+2 #15 Hamilton 2018-07-10 15:25
A wrong, ego driven, decision by our leaders, could so easily "Portuguese" so many thousands of ordinary UK citizens. Costing them their jobs, careers, life savings and pensions.
As a developed democracy, with perhaps the oldest Parliament (?) it is only right that the major political decision makers pledge their on and off shore assets, and those of their next of kin. any supplementary income and their pensions. If the UK then screws up they and their next of kin will also. Maybe that will help them focus!
+5 #14 dw 2018-07-10 10:53
Quoting Dennis.P:
... the reality of hopelessness in Portugal just emphasises the imbalance between the developed and retarded EU states.

Our multiple-personality poster writes often about the "retarded" Graeco-Romans, but as the story illustrates the EU's Anglo-Saxon elites seem positively demented.
-7 #13 Grotty Yotty 2018-07-10 10:04
Can we hope that BoJo will be ASKED to form a government? He is a good, much maligned, man of principle. Only those who judge by appearances fail to see through his presented 'image'.
+2 #12 Verjinie 2018-07-10 10:01
How right is nogin the nog 2018-07-09
"The man has integrity unlike those that asked him to take this role. He was asked to do a job and he was up for it, until he realized that the goal posts have been moved by those who asked him to do the job in the first place.
Boris called it for what it is, a turd polished or other wise.."
Also, partly, with Chip "The fact is that governments are run by big multinational businesses who love the EU with it's cheap labour, no tariffs and tax haven Luxembourg).
The wishes of people are of no consequence to our rulers."
But not quite: "If you want a say in British politics then stay in the UK."
There are some cogent points put by your readers, Ed, and perhaps it's worth re-iterating, in view of the constitutional aspects that, "the EU WITHDRAWAL ACT 2018 has received Royal Assent - without reference to all British citizens WITHIN the EUROPEAN 'UNION'. Surely, had ex-pat Brits [EU CITIZENS] been given a referendum voice, if not a formal vote, the matter would have been resolved, virtually on the spot.
The golden opportunity to curb the unelected EU bureaucrats by, initially, demanding wide-spread reform of the E'U', which the UK did not agree to join, but instead a European Economic Community, has been - tragically, I fear - lost." :sad: :cry:
+1 #11 nogin the nog 2018-07-10 09:43
The public went to the polls and the majority voted for out . Only problem is the Tory party don't have the stomach for it..
-3 #10 AL 2018-07-10 09:20
Whether you agree that Brexit is a good thing or not, it should be irrelevant now. The decision has been made to leave the UK so Mrs May's job is to get the best deal for the British people.
The UK is one of the biggest consumer of goods in the EU she should be dictating the terms not the other way.
That's what you get when you have politicians trying to broker a business deal. Or maybe Mrs May is doing exactly what the big corporations want stalling until Brexit is reversed.
-2 #9 Dierdre 2018-07-10 08:44
These infantile Portuguese comments just shriek their inferiority as the writer Manjeijo makes clear in his Bifes Malpasados joke. What are the Portuguese doing to make a better European Union for all - not just for a few lucky Portuguese?
-2 #8 Dennis.P 2018-07-10 08:40
Strange how so many hundreds of thousands of Hispanics prefer living (some admittedly working too) in the UK. Of those working - many effortlessly setting up and running their own businesses. So how many British have ever had the opportunity of the latter? To count them don't bother taking off your shoes.
Certainly the dream is fed here by the malignants but - after 30+ years in the EU of continued state capture after an alleged Revolution that was stage managed by the bad guys - the reality of hopelessness in Portugal just emphasises the imbalance between the developed and retarded EU states.
+1 #7 Peter Booker 2018-07-10 08:29
The cabinet crisis reflects the divided society that Britain has become. It is impossible to find a cabinet of Conservative ministers who are hard Brexiteers, or who are soft Brexiteers. Mrs May walks an impossible tightrope, and the only way forward is via a General Election, not a referendum, with the issue of Brexit at the top of the agenda. But it will not happen, because the Conservatives fear that the outcome of the ballot will consign them to the opposition benches.

It would clear the political air if both Corbyn and May would tell us what they really believe on this issue. We should then know for whom we should vote.

Should we call this crisis "Cameron´s curse"?