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Hard Brexit not backed by most MPs, remain campaigners say

Hard Brexit not backed by most MPs, remain campaigners say

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Negotiations with Brussels over the UK’s departure from the EU are due to begin on 19 June Most of the MPs elected last week want to avoid a so-called “hard Brexit”, pro-EU politicians claim. Having called Thursday’s election to seek an increased mandate for her Brexit strategy, Theresa May ended up losing seats and her ...

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Donald Trump: ‘No change’ to UK state visit plans, says No 10

Donald Trump: ‘No change’ to UK state visit plans, says No 10

Image copyright Reuters Downing Street says there has been “no change” to plans for a UK state visit by US President Donald Trump, amid reports the trip could be delayed. It comes after the Guardian reported Mr Trump called Prime Minister Theresa May to say he did not want to visit until he had support from the British public. He ...

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Analysis: May to meet party critics ‘head on’

Analysis: May to meet party critics ‘head on’

Media captionTheresa May: “[It’s] a cabinet that reflects the wealth of talent and experience across the Conservative Party”. A meeting of the Conservative Party’s influential backbench 1922 committee – in effect all Conservative backbenchers – has been brought forward by 24 hours to 17:00 BST on Monday. This not because of panic, but possibly as a way of suppressing it. ...

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General election 2017: Theresa May is ‘best placed person’ for Brexit

General election 2017: Theresa May is ‘best placed person’ for Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson was among those to leapt to the prime minister’s defence Senior cabinet ministers have pledged their support for the prime minister in the wake of Friday’s election result. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Theresa May was the “best placed person” to lead the country through Brexit. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said he ...

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Cabinet reshuffle: Theresa May praises Tory ‘talent’

Cabinet reshuffle: Theresa May praises Tory ‘talent’

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has said the government will focus on social issues and “delivering a successful Brexit” as she completed a Cabinet reshuffle. The PM said the new line-up brought in “talent from across the whole of the Conservative party”. Her comments came after Michael Gove, one of the driving forces behind Brexit, returned to the front bench ...

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Reshuffle: Theresa May promotes ally Damian Green to key role

Reshuffle: Theresa May promotes ally Damian Green to key role

Image copyright Getty Images Damian Green is the big winner so far as Theresa May seeks to shore up her authority in a post-election reshuffle. The work and pensions secretary – a friend and ally of the PM – has been made First Secretary of State, effectively her second in command. Most other ministers have kept their roles – but ...

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Theresa May carries out Cabinet reshuffle

Theresa May carries out Cabinet reshuffle

Image copyright Getty Images Damian Green has been appointed first secretary of state as Theresa May reshuffles her Cabinet. The job is effectively second-in-command to the prime minister. Former Justice Secretary Liz Truss is now chief secretary to the Treasury, while David Gauke, who previously held that role, has been appointed works and pensions secretary. The reshuffle comes after the ...

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General election 2017: Theresa May is a dead woman walking, says Osborne

General election 2017: Theresa May is a dead woman walking, says Osborne

Media captionGeorge Osborne says a leadership challenge is inevitable Prime Minister Theresa May is “a dead woman walking” who will inevitably face a leadership challenge, former Tory Chancellor George Osborne has said. Mr Osborne, now editor of the Evening Standard, said Tory MPs were “furious” that Mrs May had not acknowledged their losses in the general election. But defence secretary ...

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