A former British minister has indicated that lawmakers from the Conservative Party could block a decision by the government to leave the European Union without an agreement.
Nick Boles, a former Tory minister, told the Financial Times on Saturday that conservative lawmakers could combine with opposition parties to prevent the highly-feared no-deal Brexit, a scenario in which the United Kingdom would simply crash out of the EU in March next year without reaching an agreement on how to regulate trade and other issues in the future.
Boles said the move would be a blow to some Tory hardliners who “dream” of seeing the day Brexit comes with no deal.
“I don’t care how many of my colleagues dream of this in the midnight hour. There are not the parliamentary numbers to support a no-deal Brexit,” Boles said, adding that at least 40 Tory lawmakers are clearly against Britain leaving the EU with no deal.
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