The Chequers deal ”betrays the people’s belief in a better Britain,” according to a letter penned by Tory rebels.
The three page document, titled ‘The wrong deal for Britain’ and published by the European Research Group, takes May’s Brexit plan to task and urges the Prime Minister to ‘chuck Chequers’ to ensure the UK, ”makes the most of the global opportunities that lie ahead.”
A spokesperson for the group said: “Theresa May’s Chequers proposals would shackle us to the EU forever. We would be out of Europe yet still run by Europe. This is why the Prime Minister should chuck Chequers and instead seek an a Canada style free trade agreement with the EU to make the most of the global opportunities that lie ahead.
“It is time to face down vested interests in the establishment and put democracy first. Yet most of all, it is time ‘to chuck Chequers’, respect the referendum, be out of Europe, take back control and believe in Britain.”
Read the letter in full below: