BOR-exit may not be the end of May

British environment minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday (July 10) he would not resign after the government was thrown into turmoil when two senior ministers quit in protest at plans for close trade ties with the European Union after Brexit. When asked if he was also planning to resign after Boris Johnson’s clamorous exit from the May cabinet, Gove, who was a prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union during the 2016 referendum, told ITV news: “Absolutely not.”

 

British Prime Minister Theresa May moved to reassert her authority on Tuesday, winning support from many of her ministers including a leading eurosceptic. May said she had chaired a “productive” meeting of her government, unswayed by the resignations of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit negotiator David Davis that rocked the government on Monday (July 9).