Boris Johnson has resigned as British foreign secretary, and the sporting world has been quick to poke fun at the Conservative Party politician, especially after his derogatory remarks about the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
One wonders why he did not resign on July 6, but perhaps he needed time to reflect, or he wanted to disturb Theresa May's government the night before she was to present her unified cabinet's Brexit plan to parliament.
If she chose to fight, she would need the support of more than 50% of Conservative MPs - now 159 - in the confidence vote to stay in office.
The tousle-headed blond Johnson is one of Britain's best-known politicians, and one of the most prominent advocates for Brexit.
Loud applause could be heard at the end of the 1922 Committee meeting, which the PM attended for just over an hour.
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Jacob Rees-Mogg, an influential Brexit hardliner, was quoted as saying that he would vote against May's proposals but would support her in any confidence vote.
But ministerial aide Chris Green resigned his position as a parliamentary private secretary to the Department for Transport after the meeting, saying in a letter to Mrs May that she had confirmed his fears that "we would not really leave the EU" under her proposals.
On Monday, her office attempted to woo lawmakers from the opposition Labour Party, a move that outraged dissident Conservatives, who are prepared to vote to block her plan if it comes to the House of Commons unchanged later in the year.
He added, "This is a time when the world is looking at us as a country, wondering what type of country we are going to be in a post-Brexit world". On Tuesday, two more lawmakers followed them out the door.
David Davis' decision to resign from the cabinet has left the government in chaos.
The MP for Aylesbury campaigned to remain in the European Union.
Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her Brexit plans.
Mrs May appeared to have limited the rebellion on Tuesday after swiftly replacing the two rebellious ministers and securing the backing of the most likely opponents to her plan.
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Those believing that there will be a deal of some sort agreed with the European Union are effectively neck-and-neck with people who think there will be a Brexit with no deal agreed - 37% expect a deal, 34% expect Brexit to happen without a deal being agreed. A "responsible government" has to prepare for a variety of outcomes in the negotiations, "including a no deal". "Choosing not to sign up to certain rules would lead to consequences for market access, security co-operation or the frictionless border, but that decision will rest with our sovereign Parliament, which will have a lock on whether to incorporate those rules into the United Kingdom legal order". Baker was replaced by Chris Heaton-Harris, another Brexiter, who sparked controversy previous year after asking universities to supply details of their teaching on the EU.
What was the reaction in the Commons?
"The Government have no doubt that this support will continue", it said.
What has been the reaction from the EU?
What does it all mean for Brexit?
Brexit negotiations with Brussels are also expected to resume next Monday.
British and European Union officials are hoping to strike a deal on the terms of Britain´s withdrawal and agree to a plan for future trade ties in time for an European Union summit in October.
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