British PM meets Dutch counterpart in key Brexit week

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He added: "I will be setting out for my colleagues, in the privacy of our cabinet discussions on Friday, the Treasury. assessment of the implications of different potential routes forward". "We should listen to what business is telling us and make sure we deliver a Brexit that delivers the needs of business". Health secretary Jeremy Hunt responded by calling Airbus's warning "completely inappropriate", while Boris Johnson, the Brexit-supporting foreign secretary, was cited in the United Kingdom media as saying "f*** business".

May has called a crunch meeting of senior ministers at her country residence, Chequers, to overcome bitter rifts over how Britain should leave the European Union and they will aim to agree the contents of a so-called white paper policy document. May last month created two Cabinet sub-committees to discuss two options for future trade - a customs partnership in which Britain would apply European Union tariffs to goods that are shipped through the country on their way to the continent, and the use of technology to avoid the need for border checks as goods pass between the European Union and Britain.

Theresa May and Mark Rutte in the Catshuis garden.

Mrs May said next week's Government's white paper would set out "detailed proposals for a sustainable and close future relationship" between the United Kingdom and European Union and mark "an important step in delivering the decision of the British people".

Amid reports of ministers preparing possible leadership challenges, he warned that the "vast sensible middle" of the Conservative Party "deeply dislike naked manoeuvring to become the next leader".

"If ardent Brexiteers push too hard, they will end up without their main objective".

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The patience of British business is at "breaking point" over the government's lack of progress in Brexit talks, a key lobby group warned Tuesday.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Rees-Mogg, tipped as a potential Tory leader, warned the Prime Minister that backsliding on her promise to leave the single market and customs union would divide Conservatives like Sir Robert Peel, who plunged the party into the political wilderness for almost three decades over the Corn Laws.

In a podcast for the ConservativeHome website, he said there had been a "breakdown in collective responsibility" in the Cabinet, with pro-EU ministers openly promoting solutions "against the Prime Minister's speeches, against the position formally of the Cabinet and against the manifesto". "When the Treasury - either the Chancellor of the Chief Secretary - are finally allowed to have a look at this mythical third customs plan from Number 10, will they at least have the integrity and the honesty to say that if it doesn't deliver the exact same benefits for Scotland or for that matter England, Wales and Northern Ireland they'll come to this House and actually say so?"

Brexit-backing former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson said the Government should be prepared for a "no deal" scenario relying on World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms.

Mark Rutte has urged his British counterpart Theresa May to provide more clarity on Brexit with less than nine months to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

Responding to Mr Rees-Mogg's comments, the Prime Minister's spokesman said: "Our focus is on delivering the will of the British people".

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