'An unholy parliamentary PLOT!' Marr BLASTS Chuka and Soubry's 'cosy Remainer alliance'

MPs Debate The Brexit Bill In The House Of Commons

MPs Debate The Brexit Bill In The House Of Commons

Anna Soubry, a former business minister who is at the forefront of efforts to soften the government's plans for Brexit, insisted that there was a majority in the Commons against leaving the single market and the customs union, both cornerstones of the government's policy since January previous year.

"We won't stop it".

Ms Soubry said Mrs May could alleviate her concerns by allowing the United Kingdom to remain in the customs union - something the Prime Minister has ruled out. "We won't stop it, it's the people", she said speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show alongside Labour MP Chuka Umunna.

The comments come as the PM gets ready to set out her stall in a major speech dubbed "Road to Brexit" within the next few weeks.

Failure to do that would be "bad for our economy but it also fundamentally undermines the peace process that was achieved and this is really important".

THE LEADING Remainer Anna Soubry says Brexit might not actually happen and said "the people" can still stop it.

Mr Umunna said: "There is no majority for the House of Commons for this". It is the people. No-one voted to poorer.

He claimed the Labour leader - who last month on avoiding a "hard Brexit" - was "open minded" about staying in the single market.

"We both voted for Article 50 to be triggered and people forget that", she said.

Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell said another Brexit referendum would cause divisions and a "better route" would be to have a general election. "On the issue, and all the other issues, because you then have a wider debate as well", he told told ITV's Peston On Sunday.

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