Brexit ‘Must Mean’ Cuts In EU Immigrant Numbers, Theresa May’s Cabinet Agrees

But in a significant move, she will immediately be followed by David Davis, the new Brexit Secretary, a move that some Tory MPs believe underlines his role as the second most important minister in the Government.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, traditionally the star of conference, will be the fourth speaker after International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Tory chairman Patrick McLoughlin opened the political cabinet, agreeing that the first day of the party conference in Birmingham would showcase “global Britain”.

The conference would prove “we are more outward looking than ever before”, he told colleagues, adding that 50,000 people had joined the Tories since the Brexit vote.

In a discussion about Brexit the PM said that there were two related imperatives: getting the best deal for people at home, and getting the right deal for Britain abroad.

Ministers agreed “a strong emphasis on pushing ahead to Article 50 to lead Britain successfully out of the European Union – with no need for a Parliamentary vote”.

There was also a strong rebuff to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, as the Tory Cabinet agreed that only they would decide the terms of Brexit.#

“Cabinet members were clear that it is the United Kingdom’s Government’s decision to establish its terms and on when to trigger Article 50,” a No.10 spokeswoman said.

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