Most senior Brexit official quits United Kingdom government

The Houses of Parliament in London

The official portrait of David Davis.

If she refuses to change course, she could face a leadership challenge.

Mrs May however appears to have lived to fight another day, with no vote of no confidence tabled by her MPs.

In an apparent boost for the embattled PM, chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, is said to have confirmed at the meeting now he has not received the 48 letters from MPs that would trigger a no-confidence vote.

May has hung on to power longer than many expected after she lost her majority in a June 2017 snap election that she had called in hopes of strengthening her hand in Brexit talks.

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Hello and welcome to a particularly early edition of the United Kingdom politics blog. He said "the Brexit dream is dying, suffocated by needless self doubt".

In a statement, Johnson savaged May's strategy, accusing her of allowing an optimistic Brexit vision to become clouded by a failure of ambition. "It requires them to think again, to look beyond the positions they have taken so far and to agree a new and fair balance of rights and obligations".

"In that respect we are truly headed for the status of colony - and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantages of that particular arrangement", he said.

Leaving Chequers on Friday night the Prime Minister could be forgiven for thinking she had gotten away with it, albeit by the skin of her teeth.

Johnson said that at a meeting of the cabinet to decide the plan on Friday, he had accepted that "my side of the argument were too few to prevail".

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At least 48 Tory MPs - 15% of the party's 316-strong representation in the Commons - must write to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, to trigger a no-confidence vote.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mr Johnson and Mr Davis had abandoned a "sinking ship", shattering the "illusion of unity" initially surrounding the Chequers plan.

The process is secret and only Brady knows how many letters he has received.

If May is ousted, any MP is eligible to stand.

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