LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has an opportunity to reverse her strategy for Brexit, a eurosceptic lawmaker in her Conservative Party said on Friday, criticising her plan for maintaining close trade ties with the European Union.
Jacob Rees-Mogg told BBC radio it was “perfectly reasonable” for U.S. President Donald Trump to say May’s plans would kill a future free trade deal with the United States.
Asked if he could change May’s plan without changing the prime minister herself, he replied: “Yes I think that’s possible. The prime minister has changed her mind before … and we need to get back to what she said at Lancaster House which was a very good blueprint for leaving.”
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Kate Holton