Theresa May still has time to 'improve Brexit deal' | ITV News

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Published on 17 Nov 2018, 23:33
There is still time for "more to be done" and the Brexit deal "improved", Andrea Leadsom has said as the Conservative Party continues to row over Theresa May's withdrawal agreement with Brussels.

The Brexiteer Commons leader said she supports the Prime Minister but suggested there is an opportunity before a special European Council meeting on November 25 to get "the best possible deal for the UK".

Speaking outside her Northamptonshire home, the former Conservative Party leadership contender said she is "working very hard to support the Prime Minister in getting the Brexit deal that 17.4 million people voted for, and I think there's still the potential to improve on the clarification and on some of the measures within it, and that's what I'm hoping to be able to help with".

Ms Leadsom added she was not a "plotter" following claims she has hosted "pizza parties" with other Brexiteer Tory MPs who are unhappy with the direction Brexit is taking, instead saying she was working to "make sure that we get the best possible Brexit deal" before it is put before a special European Council meeting on November 25.

"I think that the UK cannot be trapped in a permanent customs arrangement and I think that it's really important that we get some sort of clarity and some improvement on that particular aspect of it."

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