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22.02.2019 19:42

Group of Conservative MPs warns PM May they are ready to back Brexit delay, - Reuters

Some Conservative lawmakers said on Friday they had warned Prime Minister Theresa May that they are ready to try to force a delay to Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) to prevent a disorderly ‘o-deal Brexit, Reuters reported.

“Some of our group just feel that they have been forced into no other option but to vote for some kind of delay or pause simply because they don’t want to see no deal,” told Sky News Conservative lawmaker Simon Hart, who heads the Brexit Delivery Group made up of both pro-EU and pro-Brexit Conservatives.

“It is essential that (May) and others around her know precisely what the mood in the party is and where people’s frustrations lie,” he added

According to Hart, he and a colleague had written to May’s chief whip, warning him that they believed some Conservative MPs were resolute on voting against any agreement, as they prefer a no-deal exit.

“If they think that by voting down the deal ... they are going to end up with no deal they could be really disappointed. Actually what they are going to end up with is forcing their colleagues into taking a decision which could delay and ultimately kill Brexit,” he said.


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