BREXIT LIVE: 1000 hours to go! May plots BRUSSELS SHOWDOWN in bid to stave of MP REBELLION

BREXIT LIVE: 1000 hours to go! May plots BRUSSELS SHOWDOWN in bid to stave of MP REBELLION

The Prime Minister has been warned she faces a rebellion within her own Government, with six Cabinet ministers and as many as 14 other ministers threatening to resign.

Next week the PM will visit Brussels to meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in a bid to change the controversial EU Withdrawal Bill.

Prominent Remainer Dominic Grieve has warned at least a dozen ministers will resign unless Mrs May rules out a no-deal Brexit.

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9am update: Special relationship boost for May

Donald Trump has not always made things easy for Mrs May but yesterday he offered the PM a trade boost when she needed it most.

The US President announced that the special relationship will be “strengthened further” following a new mutual trade arrangement agreed by both countries worth at least at least £12.8billion a year for trans-Atlantic trade.

He also significantly raised hopes of a wide-ranging free trade deal between the UK and US by insisting he wanted to see Trans-Atlantic business significantly increased.

UK and US officials signed a “Mutual Recognition Agreement” earlier this week which will mean current trade relations between the historic Western allies will be preserved after Britain quits the EU.

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Published at Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:23:00 +0000