LoginSell reports starting from $100 Sign Up Categ. Search

Prime Minister In Push To Gear Up Cabinet For Brexit

Video Preview

The Prime minister has signalled there will be no slowing down with plans for Britain to leave the EU, reported Sky News.

Theresa May is expected to ask her Cabinet ministers to set out how how their department is preparing for Brexit when they gather on Wednesday.

Her top team will meet at the PM's country retreat Chequers to discuss the next steps in the process.

It comes amid speculation that Mrs May will implement Article 50 - the trigger that starts the two-year process of splitting from the Union - without holding a vote in Parliament.

But it also takes place after former cabinet secretary Gus O'Donnell said Brexit is not inevitable.

A Downing Street source told the Press Association Brexit remains "top of the in tray" for Mrs May who is also expected to discuss the UK's future outside the EU at the G20 summit in China at the weekend.

It will be the Prime Minister's first international trip outside Europe and Downing Street insiders said Mrs May will use the "opportunity to highlight the wealth of opportunities that will arise from Brexit".

Number 10 hopes Mrs May will be able to build on conversations she has already had with many world leaders about future trade deals.

Mrs May is also expected to use the Cabinet meeting to ensure unity in Tory ranks amid reports of a feud between the ministers in charge of the main Brexit departments - Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox.

The PM has resisted calls to take advantage of disarray in Labour ranks caused by the resignation of most of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet and Owen Smith's leadership challenge.

She is understood to want to avoid calling an early election, with a source insisting the Tory party is "ready to get on with the work of governing for the whole country".

Later in the week, Mrs May will chair the first meeting of a new social reform committee, with housing and racial disparity on the agenda.

She has already launched an audit of Whitehall departments to find out how people from different races are treated by Britain's public services.

Read more on skynews.com.

Rating: (0)
Location: Show map
Tags:

Use this report for only $100

BUY THE REPORT
AND DOWNLOAD NOW

OR

BID for exclusive rights
OK
Illegal content? Report
Sold 0 times
Category: Politics
Views: 304 times
Show chart

Comment report: