LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May struggled Monday to keep her government from imploding after the resignations of Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, a prominent face of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, and David Davis, her once loyal “Brexit minister” in charge of negotiating the country’s break. The surprise departures exposed May to challenge by restive Conservative party members outraged over what they see as the prime minister’s plan for a “soft Brexit” that keeps Britain tied to many EU rules and regulations after it leaves the bloc next year. Hard-line Brexit backers – who want May to seek a clean, decisive break from Brussels – were in open revolt over her recently revealed proposals. They denounced the latest road map as a timid capitulation: “Brexit in name only” that ignores the 52 percent of voters who opted in June 2016 to leave the European bloc.May replaced Davis on Monday morning with 44-year-old Dominic Raab, a leading pro-Brexit campaigner during the EU referendum who served as her housing minister.Where May’s Brexit plans go now is an open question.The European reaction was muted on Monday morning.”Politicians come and go, but the problems they have created for their people… Read full this story
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