February 22, 2019
LONDON (Reuters) – Three British cabinet ministers have publicly indicated they could back plans to delay Brexit if hardline lawmakers vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a new deal with the European Union, The Sun newspaper reported.
Business minister Greg Clark, work and pensions minister Amber Rudd, and justice minister David Gauke signaled 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 lawmakers, to back the government’s deal or risk seeing Brexit delayed, according to the newspaper.
(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Tom Brown)