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PM to ac­cuse anti-deal MPs of be­tray­ing na­tion Min­is­ter No 7 quits say­ing May ham­mered by EU Ja­pan’s Abe says we MUST not crash out

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - EX­CLU­SIVE BY NIGEL NEL­SON Po­lit­i­cal Edi­tor and BEN GLAZE in Buenos Aires nigel.nel­[email protected]­daymir­

THERESA May will ac­cuse MPs try­ing to block her Brexit deal of be­tray­ing their coun­try.

In her strong­est lan­guage yet the PM will say on Tues­day that if she does not get her way, Brexit will be de­layed or scrapped al­to­gether.

A No10 insider said: “MPs must get be­hind it and sup­port this in the na­tional in­ter­est. They have a duty to de­liver the ref­er­en­dum re­sult.”

Although the PM’s words will be aimed at Labour, they are in­tended for the 100 Tories and 10 DUP MPs who say they will vote against her.

Mrs May yes­ter­day lost her sev­enth min­is­ter to the Brexit blood­bath, while gain­ing the back­ing of another.

Sci­ence and uni­ver­si­ties min­is­ter Sam Gyimah quit and called for a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum if she fails to win over the Com­mons on Tues­day week.

He added: “We have given up our voice, our veto and our vote. We have a deal in name only.” But Cul­ture Sec­re­tary Jeremy Wright backed Mrs May, say­ing MPs were risk­ing no deal.

And at the G20 sum­mit in Ar­gentina, Ja­panese PM Shinzo Abe voiced con­cerns over the fu­ture in Bri­tain of car gi­ants Honda and Nis­san and begged Mrs May: “Avoid no deal.”

Mrs May has now just 10 days to sell her deal to Par­lia­ment but even a third of her 21 trade en­voys MPs sig­nalled

they will vote against. One told Sky News: “It makes us look dou­ble-minded and con­fused, and is not a good look for Global Bri­tain.”

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ge­of­frey Cox will kick off a full week of Brexit de­bate to­mor­row with the le­gal jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for Mrs May’s deal.

A YouGov poll for Peo­ple’s Vote showed 55 per cent now want to stay in the EU, once “don’t knows” are stripped out, com­pared to 45 per cent who want to leave

We’ve given up our voice, our veto and our vote. It’s a deal in name only SAM GYIMAH ON WHY HE IS 7TH MIN­IS­TER TO QUIT

SUP­PORT May & Abe


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