Saturday, 26 August 2017

Business Insider: Former Tory minister threatens to quit the party if Theresa May delivers a Hard Brexit

Business Insider: Former Tory minister threatens to quit the party if Theresa May delivers a Hard Brexit

LONDON — Former Conservative minister Baroness Altmann has threatened to quit the Conservative party if Prime Minister Theresa May pursues a "hard" Brexit.

Speaking to the HuffPost, Altmann, who served as Pensions minister under David Cameron, said she would consider walking away and even joining a new party in the event of Britain crashing out of the European Union with no deal.

"The Government has put forward papers but the papers are a wish list. What if we can’t have it? What if it’s not achievable?" the peer said.

"I am hoping there’s room in the mainstream parties for people with different views.

"I am not a dyed-in-the-wool Tory. I do think there are a number of people in the party who are very concerned with no deal."

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