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David Davis de-dramatises his Brexit rhetoric

David Davis de-dramatises his Brexit rhetoric
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David Davis has caused a stir this afternoon after he sent a letter to Tory MPs claiming the Conservatives 'will lose the next election' if Theresa May continues with Chequers. The former Brexit Secretary claims the consequences will be 'dire'.

Although Mr S suspects this is not what No 10 would have had in mind for the first day back after the recess, Downing Street can take heart that Davis's rhetoric appears to have actually softened slightly. Back in June, Davis warned the Brexit inner Cabinet that if Britain is under the backstop at the time of the next election not only would the Tories suffer defeat – it would be a landslide 1997-style defeat.

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