Theresa May has been warned Britain cannot become simply a “ruler-taker” after Brexit, in a letter signed by 62 Tory MPs including Jacob Rees-Mogg this week.
The letter urged Theresa May to stick to the Brexit ideals outlined in her rousing Lancaster House speech one year ago.
The Tory MPs offered their “continued and strong” support for Mrs May’s leadership before strongly suggesting six ways in which the PM could strengthen the country’s position.
The letter was written by former Remainer John Penrose and signed by another 61 MPs, including hardline Brexiteer Mr Rees-Mogg, former cabinet member Priti Patel and former party leader Iain Duncan Smith.
The letter, which is date-stamped February 16 and was shared on social media last night, emphasised the group’s support for leaving both the EU customs union and single market – before pointedly offering “suggestions” on how Mrs May could achieve her goals.
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