A trio of pro-EU Cabinet ministers have issued a blunt warning to Tory Brexiteers that Parliament will prevent them forcing a ‘disastrous’ no-deal break with the EU.
Amber Rudd, Greg Clark and David Gauke said Brexiteers in the European Research Group (ERG) will only have themselves to blame if Britain’s departure from the EU is delayed.
Their comments are likely to be seen as a thinly veiled warning they could defy Theresa May to back moves by MPs to prevent a no-deal Brexit in next week’s crunch Commons vote.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd (Picture: AFP/Getty)
Business Secretary Greg Clark (Picture: AFP/Getty)
Justice Secretary David Gauke (Picture: Getty Images)Writing in the Daily Mail, the ministers said: ‘It is time that many of our Conservative party colleagues in the ERG recognise that Parliament will stop a disastrous no-deal Brexit on March 29.
‘If that happens, they will have no one to blame but themselves for delaying Brexit.’
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