UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned

Members of the cabinet gather at Chequers the Prime Minister's official country residence near Ellesborough in Buckinghamshire

Meanwhile, UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis has reportedly resigned because of how the meeting to hammer out the cabinet agreement was handled.

The loss of her Brexit negotiator, and potentially another junior minister in the ministry, just two days after the meeting at May's Chequers country residence is a blow to the prime minister and underlines the deep divisions in her ruling Conservative Party over Britain's departure from the EU.

Davis is the sixth Cabinet minister to resign from May's government in eight months, following former global development secretary Priti Patel, defence secretary Michael Fallon, her deputy Damian Green, education secretary Justine Greening, and home secretary Amber Rudd.

Tory Brexiteer MP Andrea Jenkyns tweeted to ask Mr Johnson to make it a "hat trick" of resignations.

"The PM's proposals for a Brexit in name only are not acceptable", he said.

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his departure showed May had not authority left and was "incapable of delivering Brexit".

In a resignation letter circulated by local reporters, Davis told May he has repeatedly disagreed with the government over the previous year and that it is looking "less and less likely" that the government can deliver Brexit per voters' wishes.

Davis - who has been leading Britain's negotiations to leave the bloc - said he was not willing to be a "reluctant conscript" to May's plan, which we argued would leave Parliament with "at best a weak negotiating position".

He was well acquainted with the Brussels beat: he was Europe minister between 1994 and 1997 as the European issue tore apart then Conservative prime minister John Major's government.

May won the backing of her Cabinet on Friday for a plan that would create a "U.K. -EU free trade area".

Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mr Rees-Mogg said: "If the proposals are as they now appear, I will vote against them and others may well do the same".

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis arrives for a Brexit subcommittee meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain, May 2, 2018.

- To trigger a formal leadership challenge, 48 Conservative lawmakers need to write to the chairman of a committee which represents the interests of Conservative members of parliament who are not part of the government.

Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, a leader of the party's "hard Brexit" faction, compared May's plan to an egg so softly boiled that it "isn't boiled at all".

The North Belfast MP said the DUP's "top priority" was protecting the Union but that on Brexit the government had to deliver "control of our borders, our laws and our money" while still retaining "sensible relationships" with EU countries.

She said the government's Brexit plan was "far from perfect" but marked "grown-up steps".

"All those of us who believe that we want to execute a proper Brexit, and one that is the best deal for Britain, have an opportunity now to get behind the prime minister in order to negotiate that deal", he told the BBC.

She also said that Environment Secretary Michael Gove is the favourite to take on the vacant post.

It seemed like the most damaging line to emerge from the summit was Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's description of the plans as a "turd".

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