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Theresa May pictured with Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel at an EU meeting in Brussels, January 2017
May calls for trust as her Brexit strategy is called "crazy"
Photo: Office of Xavier Bettel
The UK prime minister, Theresa May, has called for trust and unity over Brexit at the end of a week where her proposed trade plan with the European Union post-Brexit was labelled as “crazy”, it was reported on Reuters on 13 May 2018.
However, it seems that both trust and unity are in short supply as 10 months before the UK is set to leave the EU, the government cannot even agree on what to ask for in Brexit negotiations let alone make any progress.
According to Reuters, May has demanded that her ministers, “take responsibility for resolving the customs dilemma themselves,” a solution that is unlikely to provide the trust and unity called for before. She has divided her inner cabinet (AKA her war cabinet) into to two working groups in order to try to achieve some kind of consensus.
The two groups include ministers that are pro and anti-Brexit, including UK foreign minister, Boris Johnson, culprit of the “crazy” remark.