Jacob Rees-Mogg's Brexiteers unite with the DUP and vow to vote down Brexit deal

Mail Online | 11/11/2018 | Charlie Moore For Mailonline
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The DUP and Jacob Rees-Mogg's group of Brexiteers have united and vowed to vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Fifty-one Tories have already signed a pledge opposing Mrs May's Brexit plans - with concerns a no-deal insurance plan will lead to a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

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Now, the DUP and The European Research Group of backbenchers, chaired by Mr Rees-Mogg, have released an extraordinary joint declaration that they will stop a Brexit deal getting through Parliament if the Union is threatened.

Steve Baker, the group's deputy chairman and Sammy Wilson, the DUP Brexit spokesman, wrote in The Sunday Telegraph: 'We share the Prime Minister's ambition for an EU free trade agreement, but not at any price and certainly not at the price of our Union.

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'If the Government makes the historic mistake of prioritising placating the EU over establishing an independent and whole UK, then regrettably we must vote against the deal.'

They added: 'If Parliament is forced to reject the Government's deal, then we will once again have called the bluff of vested interest lobbyists and Whitehall scaremongers.'

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The extraordinary moves ramps up pressure on Mrs May as she battles to agree a deal with the EU that will be acceptable to a majority of MPs.

Justin Greening last night joined the chorus speaking out against Mrs May proposals, saying her potential deal represented 'the biggest giveaway of sovereignty in modern times' and demanded a second referendum.

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She told The Observer: 'The parliamentary deadlock has been clear for some time. It's crucial now for parliament to vote down this plan, because it is the biggest giveaway of sovereignty in modern times.

'Instead, the government and parliament must recognise we should give people a final say on Brexit. Only they can break the deadlock and choose from...
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