MPs Furious Over Reports Theresa May Asked Angela Merkel To Approve White Paper

UK Prime Minister has been accused of violating "constitutional norms" during the preparation of the Brexit White Paper that was released this morning after reports surfaced that May ran the text of the paper by German Chancellor Angela Merkel before sharing it with her own MPs.

According to Express, when asked about possible alterations to the Brexit blueprint, May is said to have responded "no that’s not possible". When asked why, May said "because I've already cleared the existing text with Mrs. Merkel."

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Sources inside 10 Downing Street reportedly refuted the claims, but May flew to Berlin last Thursday, the day before her Brexit cabinet approved the controversial Chequers agreement, for a meeting with Merkel.

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said it would unconstitutional for May to discuss British policy with EU leaders before her own Cabinet: "I think they might have been taken to Brussels and to Berlin before they were presented at Chequers which is a serious question."

"And there’s another question about how they were drawn up because they were drawn up in secret without telling the Secretary of State for leaving the European Union David Davis what was going on, whilst his department was working on a White Paper."

"I don’t think it has been handled in a proper governmental system and in accordance with our constitutional norms."

Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have already resigned over their displeasure with the Chequers agreement. 

Comments

Krink26 Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:48 Permalink

These two bitches need to be sent out in a leaky boat with lead life preservers.

I wish I was surprised. Im not. My disgust simply runs ever deeper than I thought possible. 

BritBob Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:08 Permalink

The Germans are masters of the EU - it is there project. Time Mrs. Merkel put her hand in her purse and paid some more into NATO. But then, after scrapping Germany's nuclear power stations she is reliant on Russian gas!

Harry Lightning Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:38 Permalink

People still employed who should not be :

Teresa May

Peter Strzok

Angela Merkel

Rod Rosenstein

Jeff Sessions

...and I am sure there are a few others. Add to the list as you deem appropriate...

Sandmann Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:55 Permalink

Merkel is a One Woman Disaster Zone who has put Germany on collision course with USA, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Poland, UK, Russia, Netherlands...........and May is a total Nonentity put up by the Tories to keep their party together rather than execute policy.

That she now conspires with Merkel against British voters is setting the scene for the next European War........the only thing remaining is to decide which team is in which corner

OverTheHedge Sandmann Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:27 Permalink

If you can not agree on a strong leader often makes sense to choose a weak leader that no one agrees on, in order to avoid a civil war. May is just such a leader, as was John Major, and probably most of the conservative choices in between. Perhaps it is time for the Tories to have their war, split into factions and start again. Forcing all politicians from all parties into the blairite globalist mold just isn't working any more.

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