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CLEGG’S BREXIT THREAT: Lib Dems ‘will SABOTAGE May’s plans to quit single market’

NICK Clegg has vowed to help sabotage Theresa May’s bid to pull the UK out of the single market.

The former Lib Dem leader tore into the Prime Minister’s plans for a ‘hard Brexit‘ during a Sky News interview.He said his beleaguered party would fight the move, claiming it would be “economically damaging and self-harming”.

And he insisted whatever deal Mrs May agrees with Brussels will be “inferior” to what Britain currently has as an EU member.

He said: “Firstly, we will be the effective opposition leading the fight against the hard Brexit which Theresa May is pursuing.

“And secondly, we want to give the people the right to have another say on whether they agree with her final deal.”

Nick Clegg and Theresa MaySKY NEWS•PA                Nick Clegg believes Theresa May should keep the UK in the single market

Nick CleggSKY NEWS             The former deputy PM’s comments are are likely to anger Mrs May

His comments are are likely to anger Mrs May, who is desperate for the country to unite behind her Brexit plans.Earlier today, MPs overwhelmingly voted to back her plans to hold a General Election on June 8.

The Prime Minister hopes a decisive Tory victory will allow her to go to Brussels with a stronger negotiating hand.

Theresa MayPA              The Prime Minister’s plan to hold a June election was backed today

Before the vote, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn mocked Mrs May for apparently fearing the Lib Dems over Brexit.He said: “She is painting herself as the prisoner of the Lib Dems who have apparently threatened to grind Government to a standstill.

“There are nine of them and they managed to vote three different ways on Article 50 so it’s obviously a very serious threat indeed.”

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Never thought i would agree with Corbyn.

Jane Davies
Jane Davies

Another of the elite who has forgotten he is a servant of the public, the same public of which the majority voted out. He is assuming he will still be an MP after the election. If enough of his constituents who voted out have any sense they will give him the boot.

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