The British Brexit-minister, David Davis, has unexpectedly resigned. He did not agree with the soft Brexit that premier May wants to push through. How bad is this?
Only two days has Theresa May and her government under control. Friday night she came out strengthened of the make or breakcontact with her topministers. Bet was the question of what kind of relationship the …
Only two days has Theresa May and her government under control. Friday night she came out strengthened of the make or breakcontact with her topministers. Bet was the question of what kind of relationship the United Kingdom after the Brexit should have with the EU. May was a soft Brexit has been removed.
The hard Brexiteers in her government mopperden even Boris Johnson was as usual a scene – but at the end of the evening were the ranks closed. May – and the soft Brexiteers – had won.
Also during the weekend, there were no cracks. Environment Minister, Michael Gove, is also a leading Brexiteer, said that the agreement was not perfect, but that the unity of the government primeerde. May in format to the plan today in the house of Commons to imagine and then to negotiate with Europe. Also there was relief that there are in London at last clarity.
And then came the letter from David Davis, the minister who is the Brexit negotiations. He was the morning resign. Davis, also a Brexiteer of the hard line, found that he is not the suitable man for the negotiations are to lead. He had to do something to defend which he didn’t really believe. His deputy, Steve Baker, followed his example.
Courage for hard Brexiteers
And then, suddenly, about May in crisismodus. The dismissal of Davis gives the hard Brexiteers in the government and in the house of Commons the courage. Their moral leader in the house of Commons, Rees-Mogg congratulated Davis with his dismissal. The question is whether the hard Brexiteers strong enough to May do attack.
At first glance, are not. To a vote of confidence in against May to start, 15 percent of Conservative members of parliament so request at the powerful 1922 Committee. The chance that the signatures together, is real. But to the prime minister to send away, then the half of the Conservative Lagerhuisleden against her voices, and that seems at this time unlikely. The large majority of the patij wants an orderly, soft Brexit and they believe that May the best warranty.
Maybe the resignation of Davis, the premier good even. Her trust in him to the Brexit to a good end, it was the past year has already shrunk. Davis had already several times with redundancies threatened. May therefore had Ollie Robbins, a European top japanese diplomat, taken on board to the Brexit negotiations with Europe. In Brussels, enjoy Robbins a lot of respect. It was also Robbins who Friday the ‘final’ Brexit plan to the ministers suggested.
And what does Boris?
The question now is whether Boris Johnson is still a long post. He remains the largest May-criticaster in the government. The question is how long he has that position credible can fill in without steps?
In any case, the dismissal of Davis is not good news for Brexit negotiations. At risk of re-delay and there is already too little time to the exit of the UK from the EU finalized on time. In principle, the European heads of government at the end of October the green light to put over the future relationship between the UK and the EU. If not threatens the UK from the EU without the agreement and that will lead to big chaos.