Brexit backers deny plot to topple May

Published on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:04
Written by the Associated Press

LONDON (AP) - Leading Brexit-supporting lawmakers insisted Wednesday that they aren’t about to topple Prime Minister Theresa May, despite strong opposition to her plan for taking Britain out of the European Union.

A faction of May’s Conservative Party opposes her proposal to keep the U.K. aligned to EU rules after Brexit in return for free trade in goods. They say that would keep Britain tethered to the bloc and unable to strike new trade deals around the world.

Several dozen rebel lawmakers have discussed attempting to trigger a no-confidence vote in May in hope of replacing her with a strongly pro-Brexit politician such as former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a fierce critic of May’s Brexit blueprint.

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:04. Updated: Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:07.