Rethink hard Brexit plan – we could sink it, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson warns Theresa May – Telegraph.co.uk

Rethink hard Brexit plan – we could sink it, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson warns Theresa May – Telegraph.co.uk

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Ruth Davidson on Saturday raised the prospect of her new group of Scottish Tory MPs torpedoing a hard Brexit as Theresa May found herself trapped between her party’s Leave and Remain supporters.

The Scottish Conservative leader flexed her new political muscle in a hung parliament to warn that the Prime Minister’s Brexit blueprint needed to be “reopened” following Mrs May’s shock failure to secure a majority in last week’s General Election.

Speaking at a photo call of her 13 MPs following the Conservatives’ stunning result in Scotland, she confirmed they would take the Tory whip at Westminster but also warned “they will vote entirely as they believe they should.”

Pressed if they would oppose a hard Brexit, Ms Davidson said she would put a deal that prioritised the economy and free trade over restricting immigration “at the heart of what I’m after” from Mrs May.

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