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Business Minister Says He Was Prepared To Quit To Stop No-Deal Brexit
27 February 2019, 13:58
The business minister has told LBC he was prepared to quit his government role in order to stop a no-deal Brexit.
Richard Harrington said he “could not countenance” leaving the bloc without an agreement in place and it was “not a legitimate negotiating tool”.
“We would have reluctantly had to support the Yvette Cooper, Letwin amendment today if that was the only way we could stop a no-deal Brexit," he told Nick Ferrari.
“But [Theresa May] has given us a vote on it so fair enough”.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has issued a plea to MPs to “do their duty” and vote through her Brexit deal.
Writing in the Daily Mail, she said: "In the discussions I have had with the leadership of the of the European Union and the leaders of every EU member state, I have found a real determination to find a way through which allows the UK to leave with a deal.
“That engagement has already begun to bear fruit."