Two Conservative Party vice chairs quit over PM May's Brexit proposals

Police officers check cars arriving at the entrance to Chequers the Prime Minister's official country residence near Aylesbury

On Wednesday, The Stream explores the political fallout of the resignations and what they mean for both the future of Theresa May's government and Brexit. There were calls for May to scrap her proposals and tell the European Union that the U.K.is leaving without a deal, according to one person who was present.

The Brexiteer asked when the "drop-dead moment" to walk away would come.

Mr Trump insisted he got along "very well" with Mrs May - but he also described Mr Johnson as a "friend of mine".

Boris Johnson has resigned as foreign secretary just hours after Brexit secretary David Davis left his post, in a move the opposition claims has left the government in "meltdown".

However, one high-profile county Conservative pulled no punches in his call for Mrs May to step down.

"She knew this because I had written to her earlier in the week".

She said the deal agreed by the Cabinet after their "productive discussions" would "honour the result of the referendum" and allow the United Kingdom to "take back control of our borders, our law and our money".

"I think there will be more give and take but I'm not underestimating the challenges". He appears to have done a better job of that than the Prime Minister.

Widdecombe also warned any leadership contest to oust Prime Minister May could drag on for three months, at the very time when Brexit negotiations will reach their most crucial point. "I get along with her very well, I have a very good relationship". The EU says it will respond once it has seen the details.

May is expected to meet the new cabinet on Tuesday.

"Any attempt by the European Union to whittle away at the current proposal would see a significant number of MPs conceding that no deal is better than a bad deal".

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When Trump stands next to May on Friday at Chequers, her official country residence, it is therefore the American leader who seems more likely to radiate stability and levelheadedness.

That was despite the likes of Mr Johnson and Mr Davis privately expressing their reservations about the prime minister's strategy.

May has been balancing competing factions in her party for years, but with the clock ticking down to Brexit, she had to make a choice.

Heather A. Conley is senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia and the Arctic and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., and a former deputy assistant secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in the George W. Bush administration.

Meanwhile, The Australian says the "shambles" the Conservative Party finds itself in "must not be allowed to alter progress towards the clean, decisive break with Brussels that British voters supported in the historic referendum".

"It is the ultimate betrayal of our democracy and people's belief in it".

Wrekin MP, Mark Pritchard, said the government would continue its work. I have said that and so has the Taoiseach.

"I really can't say right now", Trump said. (Indeed, any Conservative prime minister who lost their majority in an election called because of massively favourable opinion polls wouldn't usually last a few days, never mind more than a year.) But these times are far from "normal" - and as it stands, it's hard to see who in their right mind would want to take over from May right now considering the mess they would inherit.

"Our focus is on the policy direction - I have said repeatedly that we take our lead in terms of the British position from the Prime Minister".

Interrupted only by a near-death electoral experience when Conservatives lost their majority in parliament in June 2017, May's tenure has been a never-ending party feud marked by frequent and intemperate public statements from several cabinet ministers, especially her now-former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson.

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