UNITED KINGDOM. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said ministers will not be intimidated by threats of a leadership challenge to Theresa May from Tory Brexiteers.
“I have a surprise for the Brexiteers, which is the committee that meets in order to help make these decisions is more united than they think,” she told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show.
“We meet in the committee. We meet privately for discussions. I think that we will arrive at something which suits us all.
“There will be choices to be made within that, but we all want the same thing which is to arrive at a deal which works for the UK.”
Ms Rudd acknowledged that it would probably involve some form of customs “arrangement” or “partnership” with the EU, but said the Prime Minister had an “open mind” as to how that could be achieved.
“We a want frictionless trade at the border, we want to make sure that there is no border on the island of Ireland and we want to make sure that we can do trade deals outside of the European Union. That is the deal we are looking for,” she said.
“We need to have this wider agreement. I don’t know how far that will go over the next few weeks but I hope the Government will be give the space to try and achieve that.”
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