Senior ministers: Delay Brexit to prevent 'disastrous' no-deal | ITV News

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Published on 23 Feb 2019, 20:07
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 the Brexiteers in the European Research Group (ERG) will only have themselves to blame if Britain’s departure from the EU is delayed.

The Cabinet ministers wrote an article which warned that no-deal would leave the British economy "severely damaged" and "puts the integrity of the UK" at risk.

Their comments are likely to be seen as a thinly veiled warning they could defy the Prime Minister Theresa May to back moves by MPs to prevent a no-deal Brexit in next week’s crunch Commons vote.

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