Davis warns Tory MPs: Reset negotiation strategy or face dire electoral consequences

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has warned his fellow Conservative MPs that the government must “reset” their negotiation strategy “immediately”, warning that if they don’t the “electoral consequences could be dire”.

In a letter sent to his colleagues, Davis underlined once again how a Canada+++ free trade deal with the EU is the way forward, with the only one person talking about the prospect of a hard border in Northern Ireland: the Chancellor, Philip Hammond.

Davis dismisses Theresa May’s plan “because it proposes a common rulebook and effective subordination to the European Court of Justice” meaning that Chequers “fails to take back control of our laws, money, borders and trade”.

He warned that the Irish backstop could lead to remaining in the Customs Union and that “if we stay on our current trajectory we will go into the next election with the government having delivered none of the benefits of Brexit, with the country reduced to being a rule-taker from Brussels and having failed to deliver on a number of promises in the manifesto”.

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The British government must see sense and change course now!