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British PM rejects early elections call

British Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Monday calls for early elections after two of her top ministers resigned due to differences on the way she was managing the Brexit file.

May, reacting to a call by an opposition Labor MP for early elections, said the majority of public trusted the Conservative party and selected it to lead the Brexit file.

Brexit Minister David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned earlier today, citing disagreements with the way May was handling Brexit file.

May reaffirmed Britain would leave the European common market and European custom union on March 29, 2019, and would stop abiding by rulings of European court of justice.

She said her government would publish a white paper next Thursday, including details of a proposal on how to overcome custom tariffs and movement of goods.

May urged the European Union to approve Britain’s proposals, and thus accelerate pace of negotiations to set the framework of the Brexit agreement before end of October.

Resignations of Davis and Johnson were setbacks to May who was fighting on many fronts to convince MPs and the EU that she could reach an agreement.

Source: Kuwait News Agency