Ex-Brexit Secretary Threatens to Torpedo Exit Plan to Leave EU

Published September 2nd, 2018 - 12:06 GMT
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis. (AFP/ File)
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis. (AFP/ File)

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis warned the Prime Minister today he vote against deal based on her Chequers plan.

Mr Davis said the blueprint hammered out at Chequers - which forced him to resign from the Cabinet - was 'worse than remaining in'.

And he said getting a deal based on the proposal would require even more concessions from Britain.

If Labour oppose the deal Mrs May brings back from Chequers just seven Tory rebels would be needed to defeat it - making Mr Davis's warning a mortal threat to the PM's grip on power.

Mr Davis told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show: 'No I'd vote against it, it would be rather odd for me to resign over something and then vote for it when it came back.

'In my view the Chequers proposal - it's not a deal, we shouldn't call it the Chequers deal, it's the Chequers proposal, is actually almost worse than being in.'

Asked if Theresa May could stay on as Prime Minister if she could not get the Chequers plan through the Commons, he said: 'Oh yes.' 

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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