UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Prime Minister Theresa May is under enormous pressure from some senior cabinet ministers who want to leave the EU without a deal, a former British minister said on Sunday.
Alistair Burt resigned as secretary of state at the State Department last week to back a vote in parliament on alternative options to quit the bloc. Burt said he did not think national elections would be beneficial to the country.
Asked whether Mai should lead the Conservative Party in the elections, he told Sky News: “The prime minister has already said she is likely to leave after the start of the first phase of the exit … I do not expect a general election before this, so the answer is no.”
On the other hand, Vice President of the Conservative Party, James Cleverly, said Britain had limited options for getting out of the bloc and that MPs should support the May exit agreement to avoid a withdrawal without agreement or not to withdraw from its base.
Parliament rejected the May agreement for the third time on Friday. Britain is due to leave the union without an agreement on April 12 if parliament does not approve any deal or seek to extend the exit period.
“There are now really limited options,” Cleverley told Sky News.
“We leave without agreement … or sign the agreement before us or face the possibility of not going out at all … For me the answer is really simple … it is the withdrawal agreement.”
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