- May has said there could be “no Brexit at all” if the country doesn’t keep it’s “eyes on the prize.”
- She wrote in the Mail on Sunday that negotiators do not get to pick and choose the deal.
The Prime Minister Theresa May has warned there may be “no Brexit at all” because of lawmakers’ attempts to undermine her plan to leave the European Union.
“My message to the country this weekend is simple: we need to keep our eyes on the prize,” May wrote in the Mail on Sunday. “If we don’t, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all.”
Her comments come ahead of the crucial Commons votes on trade and customs policy next week.
Earlier this week two senior ministers resigned in protest at May’s plans for trade with the EU after Britain leaves the bloc next March. Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg also called it a “bad deal for Britain.”
Her blueprint was then criticised in a newspaper interview by President Trump, a position he backtracked on during a meeting with May on Friday.
May also wrote in the Mail on Sunday article that Britain would take a tough stance in its next round of negotiations with the EU.
“Some people have asked whether our Brexit deal is just a starting point from which we will regress,” she said. “Let me be clear. Our Brexit deal is not some long wish-list from which negotiators get to pick and choose. It is a complete plan with a set of outcomes that are non-negotiable.”
She also said her Brexit plan would end free movement of people and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK. And if any Remainers in her party vote with Labour to urge her to negotiate a customs union with the EU, she said “this would be the ultimate betrayal of the Brexit vote.”