Theresa May’s plan for a post-Brexit “customs partnership” have hit a snag amid an angry backlash from party activists and rebels within her own Cabinet.
Britain’s governing Conservatives risk losing their voters’ support if the govern goes ahead with a fictitious Brexit scenario, the Daily Telegraph reported, citing a letter from grassroots Tories who want Theresa May to restore the country’s sovereign rights.
Party activists worry about amendments to the Brexit bill proposed by the House of Lords to put parliament in control of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU and keep the country in the European single market.
In a letter sent to the Daily Telegraph, activists warn May of the consequences of her actions if she, and her government, “fudges” Brexit.
They claim that the Conservative party will lose the people’s trust if it fails to keep its promises and fails in the Brexit negotiations.
“If the fudging of Brexit continues, the Conservatives will not be trusted for a generation, and the Lords risks dissolution. Those who voted to take back sovereign control will not remain silent. Theresa May and her Cabinet must deliver what they promised,” the letter warns.
“The Prime Minister and the Lords will be playing with fire if they frustrate the will of the people. The confusion, possibly in the Prime Minister’s own mind, must be replaced by clarity.”
Theresa May earlier said…