Published: Thu, December 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Tory donors throw weight behind May ahead of confidence vote

Tory donors throw weight behind May ahead of confidence vote

"What we are looking for is something called a joint interpretive instrument".

The legal assurance would - critically - allow the DUP to budge and support the deal; recall the DUP are kingmakers in this whole process, they know May needs her, the European Union know May needs the DUP and therefore the European Union must produce something to satisfy the DUP.

The EU need this deal to succeed, why? Whichever way they voted, people in Portsmouth did not vote to be poorer'.

Bradley, who resigned as vice chair of the party over the Chequers Agreement, adds: "I have never doubted Theresa May's steel and determination, but I do doubt her understanding of what the Brexit vote means".

Following a meeting on Wednesday amid the chaos of the Tory leadership challenge, Ms Foster said that "tinkering around the edges would not work". The Pound-to-Dollar exchange rate is trading at 1.2663, the week's high is still some distance off at 1.2753.

The prime minister has promised parliament will get a vote before 21 January 2019.

According to the BBC's Brussels Correspondent Adam Fleming, "EU leaders are considering a commitment to continue negotiating a trade deal with the United Kingdom even if the Irish backstop comes into force - to prove that they want it to be temporary".

"She must now bring her botched deal back to Parliament next week". While they refused to reopen negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement, they have said further assurances can be offered on the political declaration. Although with the Brexit deadline being in March, it is unclear whether this process would be streamlined.

200 voted for the Prime Minister but 117 voted no-confidence.

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"In my heart I would like to lead the party into the next election, but I accept that won't happen, " she said at the behind-closed-doors meeting in the House of Commons.

However, the summit draft, a non-binding text that could form the basis of a guarantee, says that the backstop "would only be in..."

To Darwish, it is hard to foresee the outcomes of the Thursday meeting in Brussels. "Britain thinks pragmatic, it thinks [about] economics and commerce, the European Union leadership thinks ideological". Get up to 5% more foreign exchange by using a specialist provider to get closer to the real market rate and avoid the gaping spreads charged by your bank when providing currency.

Enough Tory MPs have requested a vote of confidence in Theresa May to trigger a contest which will take place tonight.

The Irish Examiner writes May is "not going anywhere. for now" pointing out the "struggle to sell the Brexit deal remains".

But their support is not tied to Mrs May personally and they would not back her if she sought to press ahead with her deal.

She could, for example, threaten her rebels that without their backing she would have to lean towards a softer Brexit- something that could gain support from opposition MPs.

By the time of the vote, Mrs May's survival looked assured, with the tally of Tory MPs publicly declaring they would support her passing the threshold of 159 needed to secure her position.

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