Britain is ready to leave EU next month without a deal – Leadsom

The Independent
Andrea Leadsom refuses to say Theresa May will still be prime minister next week if Brexit deal defeated | The Independent
The IndependentAndrea Leadsom refuses to say Theresa May will still be prime minister next week if Brexit deal defeated | The Independent

Andrea Leadsom started the Brexit debate with a Valentine’s Day rhyme and everyone is groaning

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government is ready to leave the European Union without a divorce deal unless parliament votes for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, the government’s leader in the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said.

“Essentially that is what will happen unless we don’t vote for a deal. The legal position is that we leave without a deal,” Leadsom told BBC radio on Friday.

“People say extend, oh well, extend Article 50, but I have had two public meetings in my constituency in the last few weeks and people, whether they voted remain or leave, the overwhelming view is they say just get on with it.”

May suffered a latest defeat on her Brexit strategy on Thursday, undermining her pledge to EU leaders to get her divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by William Schomberg

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