BREXITEERS have told Theresa May they can be swayed to back her deal – but only if she quits within weeks.
Leave-backing MP Peter Bone said he was still a long way from getting behind the PM but he could be persuaded to back the deal if she stepped down.
The PM is set to try and push her deal through for the third time next week.
Mr Bone told the Daily Mail: “If the Prime Minister were to say that she would go, say, two months after the Withdrawal Agreement were passed then I and a lot of other people might suddenly be attracted.
“What is clear is that we need a completely different approach in the second part of the negotiations to the disaster we have had in the first.”
And he said that if the DUP came on board he would be more mindful to back it too.
His comments come after former adviser to the PM, George Freeman, said also that Mrs May may have to go.
“This chaos can’t continue,” he said. “Something has to give.
“If, to get the votes for that, the PM has to promise that she will go after the Withdrawal Treaty is secure, to allow a new leader to reunite the country and oversee the next stage, she should.”
But No10 insisted that Theresa May had not discussed quitting with her team.
Her spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister is absolutely determined to deliver on the will of the British people.”
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Other Brexiteers said the PM’s handling of Brexit showed that he would now “seriously consider” voting to bring down the Government in a possible no confidence vote.
If Jeremy Corbyn brought forward another motion to try and force a general election, MPs who “feel that they are being betrayed” would have to look carefully” at it.
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