Public Enemy no one of Brexit Remainer Olly Robbins
Ministers have urged Theresa May to appoint a ‘no deal’ Secretary of State to prove we are prepared to go it alone.
DOWNING Street is under internal pressure to make big concessions to the EU to get a Brexit deal, it has emerged.
However, pro-Brexit ministers fear giving too much away to Brussels.
Olly Robbins is behind the big push to yield to the EU after moving from the Brexit department to No10 last month.
One warned that too many concessions could see “the bottom fall out of the bucket” and the Government risking collapse.
Ministers urged Theresa May to appoint a “no deal” Secretary of State to show the EU we are prepared to go it alone.
Yet Brussels officials have briefed that they have little faith in Mrs May’s ability to get MPs to approve a final deal. This would heighten the need to plan for a no-agreement scenario.
Sun columnist James Forsyth today reveals the PM’s Europe adviser Olly Robbins is behind the push to yield to the EU.