May 7, 2019
Senior Tories plan to topple Theresa May from the party leadership if she agrees a Brexit deal subjecting Britain to the European Union’s customs regime, according to reports.
Sources have told the right-leaning Telegraph newspaper that, if the Prime Minister agrees to a form of Brexit even weaker than the one envisaged in her current, thrice-rejected deal with the European Union in order to win over enough Labour MPs to pass it, she will be “gone very quickly”.
“People are waiting to see what this deal is, if it happens. That will be the decision point for a lot of MPs when it comes to deciding the Prime Minister’s future,” warned one source described as a “senior minister”.
“It’s going to be very difficult to support any deal Labour would support. It all comes down to the same old problem, that they want a full and permanent customs union, and we made a manifesto pledge to leave the customs union.
“It’s a trust problem for us. Despite what everyone has said about the local election results being bad for Labour, I’m not convinced that Brexit is as much of an issue for Labour with their voters as it is for us.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:03 am