Over 60 Conservative lawmakers have called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to quickly break from the European Union, urging her to take a “hard Brexit” stance.
The demand by 62 Conservative MPs in the European Research Group (ERG) came in a letter to the premier ahead of a meeting which aims to decide Britain’s negotiating position.
“Your government must have the ability to change British laws and rules once we leave, rather than being a ‘rule-taker’,” said the letter, whose signatories include former party leader George Iain Duncan Smith and ex-development secretary Priti Patel.
May’s government and party are divided over Brexit at the time she has just eight months to reach an agreement on a withdrawal deal with the bloc, but insists Britain will leave at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019.
In the letter, there are some “suggestions” for securing a successful Brexit, including “taking control” of World Trade Organisation…