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Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski takes swipe at Tory Brexit rebels

By Toby Neal | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski has taken a swipe at party colleagues whom he has accused of trying to bind Theresa May's hands in reaching the best Brexit deal for Britain.

Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski

And he insisted that a No Deal option should remain on the table.

The Tory Brexiteer told Sky News: "At this juncture we need to ensure that the Prime Minister has as much flexibility and leeway to negotiate the very best deal for the United Kingdom.

"Any indication or sign that we are trying to bind her hands in these negotiations will give succour to the European Commission and those people who want Britain to have a bad deal or a deal which is so bad it will force the United Kingdom to come begging to re-enter the club, and that is completely unacceptable."

And he added: "Of course we need to keep No Deal on the table. I don't believe that World Trade Organisation terms would be bad for the United Kingdom.

"Let's not forget that our single biggest customer, our single biggest trading partner as one country is the United States of America. Only 12 per cent of our entire economy is dependent on exports to the European Union."

Conservative "rebels" this week forced a concession from the Prime Minister which Brexiteers fear could in effect give Parliament a veto over a Brexit deal.

Mr Kawczynski said: "I find it absolutely unforgivable for any Conservative MP to try to bind the hands of the Prime Minister in this monumental decision."

Toby Neal

By Toby Neal
Feature Writer

A journalist in Shropshire for 40 years, mainly writes features and columns, especially about aspects of Shropshire history. Lives in Telford and is based at the Ketley headquarters.

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