UK's May names new foreign secretary

Michael Gove urges Tory unity

Asked if Brexiteers needed to put the PM's future to a vote of the Conservative Party, he replied "it may well come to that". Davis and Johnson initially backed the plan, before deciding they could not support it.

The two resignations have left May badly exposed and raised questions over whether she will stand firm in her commitment to pursuing a "business-friendly" Brexit, or will be faced with more resignations and calls to quit herself.

In the Commons, Mrs May will acknowledge that there have been "robust views" around the Cabinet table and a "spirited national debate" since the 2016 referendum decision to leave the EU.

The European Commission declined to comment on Mr Davis's exit but Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said he hoped a change in faces might lead to a change in policy.

But leading pro-Brexit legislator Jacob Rees-Mogg said "I don't think a no-confidence vote is immediately in the offing".

Johnson said in his letter that May's plan to keep close economic ties with the bloc means the U.K.is heading for a "semi-Brexit" that would leave Britain with the "status of colony" within the EU.

British Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of senior ministers and an endorsement from Europe's most powerful leader, Angela Merkel, on Tuesday, surviving the explosive resignations of two top cabinet members in protest at her Brexit plans.

The Guardian newspaper quoted an unnamed Conservative MP saying the resignations would continue in protest against her plan to keep strong economic ties with the European Union - dubbed the Chequers plan after her country retreat where it was agreed last week.

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He said on Monday he thought May was a good prime minister and did not want to see her replaced, but could not defend her strategy in good faith.

Under her proposal, a treaty would be signed committing the UK to "continued harmonisation" with EU rules - avoiding friction at the UK-EU border, including Northern Ireland.

But many eurosceptic MPs are outraged at May's plan, and Davis's resignation letter was scathing.

Dominic Raab was appointed the new Brexit secretary on Monday.

On Monday, May defended Friday's deal, which would allow for some ties between Britain and the EU.

David Davis and Steve Baker clearly realised that the promises they and their colleagues made about Brexit simply can not be delivered.

While the Irish government dismissed the resignations as important, saying they would continue to negotiate with Mrs May herself, Mr Coveney's comments will merely add to Mrs May's growing Brexit headache.

Her spokesman said she had welcomed the new members of her cabinet and they had discussed the publication of a white paper policy document on Britain's future ties with the European Union and stepping up preparations for any no-deal outcome to the negotiations with Brussels.

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