Pro-Brexit Conservative MPs and the DUP are uniting to oppose a watered down Brexit sell-out deal.
Today sees former Brexit Minister Steve Baker and the DUP’s Sammy Wilson teaming up to issue this stark warning to Theresa May in today’s Sunday Telegraph: “We share the Prime Minister’s ambition for an EU free trade agreement, but not at any price and certainly not at the price of our Union.
“If the Government makes the historic mistake of prioritising placating the EU over establishing an independent and whole UK, then regrettably we must vote against the deal.”
Talking up the prospect of a Brexiteer MPs blocking May’s deal in Westminster, they warn: “If Parliament is forced to reject the Government’s deal, then we will once again have called the bluff of vested interest lobbyists and Whitehall scaremongers. And again we will have made the right choice for our democracy and our Union.”
Around 50 Tory MPs have now publicly committed to voting against any deal based on May’s Chequers proposal, which would likely see the UK kept in the Customs Union for years to come.
With further concessions having seemingly been given away, the government should take stock, consider the ‘Plan B’ No Deal and then seek a Canada-style free trade deal. A capitulation deal would be massively unpopular – and Brexit MPs are not backing down.