Baker: Resignations likely if May softens Chequers even further

Steve Baker has said he would be “amazed” if there were no more resignations from the government if Theresa May softens her Brexit deal with the EU.

The Brexiteer MP said there are 2 scenarios he expects resignations would follow, saying: “First if the withdrawal agreement had a backstop which left the UK indefinitely in either the Customs Union or the EU’s internal market. That would not deliver Brexit.”

Baker continued: “There’s quite a few people who are on the edge of the cliff as one put it to me. Where if there was a dramatic softening of Chequers they would not be able to support the policy and I would, therefore, be surprised if there were not more resignations.”

His comments come after the DUP’s Arlene Foster warned the EU she would not budge on the issue to the Northern Ireland border.

Theresa May needs to think again, chuck Chequers and go for a Canada-style deal that can actually get through Parliament without any more senior figures leaving her government.