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It seems like only yesterday the masses were taking umbrage with Donald Trump being extended an invite to visit the UK for a second time back in April.
Politicians and members of the public alike declared their fury over the Queen issuing a formal invitation to the US President to visit the UK once more – but this time with the pomp and ceremony of a state visit.
But as the concerns of April faded and we focused our attention on matters closer to home, a lot of us seemed to forget the impending visit of one of the most controversial presidents in America’s history.
U.S. President Donald Trump praised the two most high-profile proponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union on Thursday, ahead of his planned visit to London at a time of political turmoil following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May.
Trump told reporters he had great respect for British politicians Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage and considered them friends, but declined to say whether he supported either man to succeed May, who will step down on June 7.
“Nigel Farage is a friend of mine. Boris is a friend of mine,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House to deliver a speech in Colorado. “I like them … but I haven’t thought about supporting them. Maybe it’s not my business to support people, but I have a lot of respect for both of those men.”
Boris Johnson threw his hat into the ring yesterday, saying he would ‘go for it’ referring to the Tory party leadership
Theresa May was said to have had tears in her eyes as she was told MPs have run out of patience for her to announce her departure date. The Prime Minister has been fighting to keep her Brexit deal alive and prolong her position, but her grip on power has weakened.
She has been told she must go by June 30 at the latest so that the Tories can hold a leadership election. Campaigning for that job has effectively already begun with Boris Johnson announcing yesterday that he would ‘go for it’. She met with senior members of the 1922 Committee of Tory MPs in what has been described as an ’emotionally-charged’ meeting yesterday. Mrs May’s chances of receiving Labour support for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) appear to be fading, with Jeremy Corbyn’s party frustrated at the lack of progress in cross-party talks and the prospect of a new prime minister tearing up any compromise.
The move places a deadline on cross-party talks with Labour, with Number 10 expressing a “determination” to bring them to an end.
The government will bring forward a key piece of Brexit legislation at the start of next month, Downing Street has said.
Number 10 said MPs will vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which enshrines the prime minister’s Brexit plan into UK law, in the week beginning 3 June.
The announcement came following what Downing Street said were “useful and constructive” talks between Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.