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Ruling out no deal is the wrong sort of red line

Theresa May’s package is unacceptable. A no deal exit would force the EU back to the negotiating table, says the former Chair of Vote Leave

By John Mills  

Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

The Labour Party may be unwise to call on Theresa May to rule out no deal. Although there may be a large majority in parliament who are dead against it, and it would be better to leave with a good deal, that may be impossible. The alternatives to no deal arguably look worse.

The prime minister’s proposals or any close variation on them which may come back, lock us into the Irish backstop, involve us paying £39bn with no clarity as to what we are…

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