Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to leave the European Union will be voted down in parliament, her former Brexit minister said today, adding that alternative stopgap agreements could help provide a bridge in a no-deal scenario.
“We will I think inevitably see parliament vote this deal down, and then I think some of those other alternatives will need to come into play,” Raab told BBC radio.
He also claimed that May’s deal on Brexit would be worse than staying in the EU.
Er no, as I made clear I’ll fight for a proper Brexit. https://t.co/K34rJ8EQyM
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) November 23, 2018
Asked on Today to choose between no Brexit at all and May’s deal, Raab said: ‘If you just presented me terms: this deal or EU membership, because we would effectively be bound by the same rules without the control or voice over them, yes I think this would be even worse than that.’
Just over a week ago Dominic Raab was in charge of negotiating May's Brexit deal. This morning on #r4today he conceded it is worse than our continued EU membership. If MPs are allowed to change their minds, the public must be given the same opportunity.
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) November 23, 2018
Beginning to wonder if May’s deal will keep Britain in Europe when even her former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab thinks it worse than staying in
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) November 23, 2018