May not a 'dead woman walking': Britain's Brexit minister
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 2:00
"We don't adopt their views, we don't adopt their policies", he said.
David Davis has said the Brexit negotiations may start later than previously planned. "This doesn't depend entirely on us".
Theresa May is now facing a showdown with Conservative MPs amid anger over the way the party saw its majority wiped out in the General Election.
"It may not be on the Monday because we've also got the Queen's Speech that week and I will have to speak in that and so on".
Large global banks in London plan to move about 9,000 jobs in the next two years to financial centres that will stay in the European Union, including Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin, so they can continue selling their services across the bloc after Brexit, according to a Reuters' tally of job warnings. He told May he would only agree to serve in her cabinet if she gave him more influence over the withdrawal negotiations, according to one person familiar with the matter who declined to be named on confidential discussions.
May's only hope of forming a government now is to win support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which won ten seats. May lost her parliamentary majority in a disastrous election for her Conservative Party last week.
The Brexit Secretary said the talks would take place that week, but not necessarily on the Monday due to the clash with the Queen's Speech at Westminster.
Davis also suggested the government would focus on the divorce proceedings before moving on to trade.
The political turmoil comes a week before Britain is due to start negotiating the terms of its exit from the European Union in talks of unprecedented complexity that are supposed to wrap up by the end of March 2019, when Britain actually leaves.
May was seeking a deal with a Northern Irish party to stay in power, amid reports that moves were on within her party to dislodge her, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insisted he could replace her.
Mrs May's weakened position in the House of Commons as a result of losing her majority has fuelled speculation the Tories would be forced to soften their stance on Brexit.
In a WhatsApp message to Conservative lawmakers, Johnson said: "Folks we need to calm down and get behind the prime minister".
Davis told ITV he's loyal to May and there's a distinction between "running a campaign and running a country".
Mr Davis also moved to reassure voters that a potential deal between the Tories and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) would not change United Kingdom law on issues the Northern Irish party has concerns about, such as abortion or gay rights.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to attend Holy Communion at St Andrew's Church in Sonning, Berkshire, England, Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Boris Johnson speaks to the media outside his ministerial residence in central London, Sunday June 11, 2017.
At the same time she has brought in the more emollient figure of Damian Green as First Secretary of State - a title often associated with the role of deputy prime minister - based in the Cabinet Office, in a limited reshuffle of her top team.
It was a surprise move - Gove was sacked as justice minister by May past year after his bid to become party leader forced now-Foreign Minister Boris Johnson from the race, amid accusations of treachery and political backstabbing.