Tory MPs ramp up opposition against Theresa May’s Chequers proposals

Sunday 2 September 2018 8:50 pm Davis told the BBC the Chequers plan was “almost worse than being in the EU” and that a free trade deal with the bloc was still possible. Davis and fellow Brexiter Boris Johnson resigned from the government in July in opposition to May’s preferred Brexit policy.Davis is now one a number of MPs actively plotting to kill off the Chequers proposal before the Tory party conference at the end this month.The European Research Group (ERG), a pro-Brexit group of Tory MPs, will meet tomorrow to discuss a plan for promoting their alternative Brexit blueprint. City A.M. understands that Davis and Johnson are currently working with think-tanks and policy advisors in Westminster and will jointly present a new Brexit strategy just before the Tory party conference.Tory MP Bernard Jenkin, chair of the ERG steering committee, said Chequers was “pretty friendless” and that it was difficult to see how it would pass through parliament.He said opposition to the proposal was “not about [the party’s] leadership” but was about whether the UK was approaching the negotiations in the right way. “If the EU accepts Chequers it’s because we have conceded too much,” he said. “Chequers leaves us barred in to all the legislation and regulation that we want to be free of.”Remainers have also opposed May’s Brexit strategy. Former minister Nick Boles declared yesterday that he had once backed Chequers but could no longer support the “humiliation of a deal dictated by Brussels; and the chaos of crashing out of the EU next March with no deal”. He is calling for a transition period during which the UK would be a member of the European Economic Area, similar to Norway.Faced with growing criticism from both wings of her party, May yesterday vowed to stick to her guns over Brexit – and her controversial Chequers strategy. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph she said she would “not be pushed into making compromises that were not in the national interest”.May said she would not “give in” to demands for a second referendum or so-called people’s vote on Brexit, saying it would be a “gross betrayal of democracy….and trust”.”In the summer of 2016, millions came out to have their say. In many cases for the first time in decades, they trusted that their vote would count; that after years of feeling ignored by politics, their voices would be heard. Alexandra Rogers Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFlight 1040 Aircraft Paint Jobs That Took Us By SurpriseFlight 10UndoPeople TodayWoman Wears Her Mothers Old Ring For 25 Year – She Screams When The Jeweler Tells Her ThisPeople TodayUndoType 2 Diabetes | Search AdsType 2 Diabetes Symptoms Might Surprise YouType 2 Diabetes | Search AdsUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoInteresticleMan Finds Wierd Cave In Scottsdale, Enters And Drops To His KneesInteresticleUndoBras & Panties | Search AdsBrilliant Bras (look) Bras & Panties | Search AdsUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoPersonal Loans | Search AdsAmericans May Get Loans Approved Regardless of Credit: Take A LookPersonal Loans | Search AdsUndoFactablePut Baking Soda Around The Base Of A Tomato Plant, Here’s WhyFactableUndo whatsapp Prime Minister Theresa May is facing mounting opposition from her own MPs as Tory backbenchers ramp up their campaign against her Chequers proposal.Yesterday former Brexit secretary David Davis confirmed he would join rebels and vote against any deal based on May’s Chequers plan, under which the the UK would remain closely aligned with the EU on goods and regulation. whatsapp Tory MPs ramp up opposition against Theresa May’s Chequers proposals “To ask the question all over again would be a gross betrayal of our democracy – and a betrayal of that trust.”We want to leave with a good deal and we are confident we can reach one,” she said. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org