Theresa May challenged the EU to “get serious” about her consider Britain’s post-Brexit relationship in the bloc amid warning signs of dissent from Brexiteers within their party.
The U.K. prime minister won the backing of her divided Cabinet Friday for that plan that might create?a new “U.K.-EU free trade area” and closely intertwined customs relationship with Brussels.
“Our message is now to the other side, to Europe, it is time to get serious and remain and speak about it,” she said during an interview with all the Sunday Times. “It’s let’s focus on Europe to be ready to sit down and slowly move the pace of negotiations on and take a look at it seriously and address what we’ve recommend.”
Asked about Brexiteer disquiet to be with her backbenches because the deal would maintain your U.K. closely aligned with Brussels’ rules in a good many areas, plus the potential for a leadership challenge, she said:?”The only challenge that you should made now is to the Western european to get serious about this.”
It emerged that during Friday’s all-day Cabinet meeting, Foreign Secretary Boris?Johnson objected with the deal, calling it “a big turd,” as stated by the Sunday Times. He explained that anyone defending it could be “polishing a turd.” Brexit Secretary David Davis and Liam Fox, state secretary for international trade, and more, also voiced disappointment, saying the proposal makes it hard to barter future trade deals.
All ministers though, opted to retain their jobs and backed the offer.
Environment Secretary Michel Gove, who has been an architect within the Leave campaign, was a first convert at the Cabinet meeting to supporting the optimal minister. He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr program Sunday that although he hadn’t got everything he wanted, he will be a “realist.”
“You shouldn’t most appropriate the enemy on the good,” he was quoted saying, “In all of the important places that an independent country chooses to exercise sovereignty, Britain will be able to do so.”