Andrea Leadsom: MPs cannot prevent no-deal Brexit if they fail to approve May’s plan


The Leader of the Commons insisted that the Government will not “down tools” on preparations for a no-deal Brexit even if MPs succeed in a bid to force them to do so.


MPs cannot prevent the UK from leaving the EU without a deal if they fail to approve Theresa May’s plan or an alternative, Andrea Leadsom has warned.

The Leader of the Commons insisted the Government will not “down tools” on preparations for a no-deal Brexit even if MPs succeed in a bid to force them to do so.

Her intervention, which is likely to anger pro-Remain Cabinet colleagues, comes in an interview with The Telegraph in which the former Leave campaigner also warns that those advocating a second referendum risk driving voters away from the Conservatives and sparking support for “extremist parties”.

It comes after ministers, including Amber Rudd and David Gauke, publicly warned against the…

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