Brexit is now a guerrilla war: Two more senior Tories quit

Mail Online | 7/10/2018 | John Stevens And Claire Ellicott For The Daily Mail
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Theresa May is facing a relentless 'guerilla war' to make her drop her Brexit blueprint.

Two senior Tories yesterday became the latest to quit, telling the Prime Minister her Chequers plan would damage their party and Britain.

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A ringleader of the Eurosceptic revolt warned of a resignation every day until Parliament goes into recess in a fortnight.

'This is not going to stop,' said the source. 'We want the Chequers plan killed, and we want it killed now. This is guerilla war.'

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Pro-Brexit MPs are threatening to vote down any final deal based on the proposals.

And they are considering blocking other Government legislation – taking advantage of the fact Mrs May has no Commons majority.

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Some ministers are choosing to remain in Government only 'by the skin of their teeth', according to a Cabinet source.

And Donald Trump deepened Mrs May's Brexit misery yesterday – warning that Britain was in turmoil and apparently backing Boris Johnson.

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Although the Prime Minister appears to have seen off an immediate leadership challenge, Eurosceptics are furious about her Chequers agreement, details of which are due to be published tomorrow. It ties Britain into EU rules on goods and would create a customs partnership.

After the resignations of David Davis, Boris Johnson and three other MPs from Government roles, Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield yesterday took the number of resignations to seven. In letters to Mrs May, the two party vice-chairmen warned that voters would punish the party if Britain stayed close to EU rules.

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In other developments:

Jacob Rees-Mogg, who chairs the group, warned the Prime Minister she might have to rely on...
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