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TROUBLE: Jeremy Corbyn's speech could spell trouble for Theresa May
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer confirmed yesterday that Labour would support a new union with Europe after Brexit.
And the Prime Minister has been warned that it would only take “15 to 20” Tory rebels to help defeat the Government.
David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, told Mrs May that Jacob Rees-Mogg has become the head of a hardline Eurosceptic group of backbenchers and could mobilise against her.
If Mrs May agrees to a customs union, Mr Rees-Mogg’s allies could demand a leadership vote.
Jacob Rees-Mogg could try to remove the Prime Minister if she loses customs union vote
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“Delivering the best Brexit is about our national future, part of the way we improve the lives of people all over the country.”
Mrs May will hold another Cabinet meeting on Thursday to unite members behind her plans before making a public announcement on Friday, probably in Newcastle.
She said: “Delivering the best Brexit is about our national future, part of the way we improve the lives of people all over the country.
“The decisions we make now will shape this country for a generation.”
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is likely to back customs union membership in a speech today.