Theresa May Doubles Down On Brexit Deal
Theresa May has doubled down on her Brexit deal and insisted she's going to see it out.
The British Prime Minister has been under huge pressure, with a number of her ministers resigning in protest and a likely no confidence motion being submitted by members of her party.
However, Theresa May was defiant at a press conference this evening - saying she knows some people are not happy with the Brexit deal but they now have to get on with it.
She also again dismissed any chances of there being a second referendum on Brexit.
While she didn't directly address the leadership heave against her, she insisted she's going nowhere.
Theresa May. Picture by: Matt Dunham/PA Wire/PA Images
Mrs May explained: "Leadership is about taking the right decisions, not the easy ones.
"As Prime Minister, my job is to bring back a deal that delivers on the vote of the British people - I believe this is a deal that does deliver that, that is in the national interest.
"Am I going to see this through? Yes."
The British PM said that she 'shares some of the concerns' about parts of the agreement - including the backstop to avoid a hard border in Ireland.
However, she also insisted there is no deal that can be agreed with the EU that does not involve a backstop.
The press conference followed a day of drama in Westminster, that included the Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resign over the draft deal reached with Brussels earlier this week.
Today, I have resigned as Brexit Secretary. I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU. Here is my letter to the PM explaining my reasons, and my enduring respect for her. pic.twitter.com/tf5CUZnnUz— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) November 15, 2018
Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg was among the Conservative MPs who submitted letters of no-confidence in Mrs May today - but it wasn't clear whether the threshold of 48 letters to trigger a vote has yet been reached.