Tory vice-chairs quit over PM’s Brexit plan

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Two vice-chairs of the Conservative Party are ceasing their positions in protest at Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit compromise plan.

Maria Caulfield and Ben Bradley urged the PM her program would not capitalise on the opportunities of Brexit.

“This policy will be bad for our country and bad for the party, ” Ms Caulfield said.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis had now been quit over the proposals.

Ahead of his first tour to the country as US President on Thursday, Donald Trump said the UK was “somewhat in turmoil” and it was “up to the people” whether Theresa May stands as “ministers “.