UK must find new Brexit plan after May deal defeat - Conservative MP
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa
May's Brexit deal cannot be resuscitated after it suffered a
devastating defeat in parliament and the government must find a
new plan, a pro-Brexit lawmaker from May's Conservative Party
"There is no getting away from it. That was an absolutely
devastating blow," Steve Baker -- a member of the European
Research Group of Conservative lawmakers which opposed May's
plan -- told BBC radio on Wednesday.
May should now push for a free trade agreement with the
European Union but Britain should also be prepared to leave the
EU without a deal, Baker said.
He echoed comments from other members of the pro-Brexit ERG
group who have said they will support May's government in a
confidence vote scheduled for later on Wednesday.
(Writing by William Schomberg, editing by James Davey)
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