Critics of Theresa May press attack on Brexit proposals

Vastavam web: Critics of Theresa May’s Brexit plans stepped up their efforts on Sunday to force the British prime minister to change tack on leaving the European Union, setting the tone for one of the worst-tempered conferences for her Conservative Party. In the central English city of Birmingham, where her party’s conference will run until Wednesday, she faces watching potential rivals parade in front of Conservative members, aware that some in the party believe that she should step aside.

“Unlike the prime minister I fought for this, I believe in it, I think it’s the right thing for our country and I think that what is happening now is, alas, not what people were promised in 2016.” Davis, who like Johnson resigned in protest at the Chequers proposals, named after May’s country residence where an agreement with her ministers was hashed out in July, again hit out at the plan, but was less critical of his leader.

“It just doesn’t do either what the referendum led people to expect, bring back control of laws – it absolutely explicitly doesn’t do that – and it doesn’t bring back control of borders.”