Theresa May is set to use Labour votes in order to pass her Chequers plan, or whatever is left of it, through Parliament.
Reports in the Guardian suggest the PM’s team has been privately talking to several Labour backbenchers for months, attempting to persuade them to vote for her Brexit plan to avoid a No Deal in the ‘National Interest’.
Several Conservative Brexiteer MPs have said they will not vote for Chequers, or the more watered down deal Theresa May finally agrees with the EU. Steve Baker has threatened this could be up to 80 MPs.
It's not that secret. But disastrous if true. It will fire up normally loyal Conservative MPs to reject a Chequers based deal especially as there's no prospect of a No Confidence vote being carried and Corbyn Premiership happening as a result. https://t.co/rniHYldMzf
— Stewart Jackson (@BrexitStewart) October 6, 2018
The reports the Prime Minister is prepared to use opposition votes come as EU sources claim a deal is ‘very close’.
If Theresa May attempted to get her soft Brexit deal using Labour votes, Brexiteers should never forgive her.