FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark is seen outside of Downing Street in London, Britain, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
LONDON (Reuters) – Three cabinet ministers have publicly indicated they could back plans to delay Brexit if hardline MPs vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a new deal with the European Union, The Sun newspaper reported.
Business Secretary Greg Clark, work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd, and justice secretary David Gauke signalled in a joint statement that they will side with rebels next week to stop Britain leaving without a divorce deal on March 29.
The ministers called on members of the European Research Group, formed by Conservative pro-Brexit MPs, to back the government’s deal or risk seeing Brexit delayed, according to the newspaper.
Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Tom Brown