Sacked defence secretary Gavin Williamson has claimed Theresa Might’s makes an attempt to do a Brexit cope with Jeremy Corbyn are “destined to fail” and will “end in tears”.
Breaking cowl after his brutal sacking by the prime minister over a safety leak 10 days in the past, he mentioned the Brexit talks with Labour are “politically naïve”, a “grave mistake” and a “betrayal of democracy”.
His assault, in a hard-hitting article in The Mail On Sunday, will heighten fears in Downing Road that Mr Williamson is planning to make an explosive private assertion about his sacking within the Commons.
Mr Williamson has denied leaking information from the National Security Council and claimed he was the sufferer of a “kangaroo court”, regardless of the PM claiming there was “compelling evidence” in opposition to him.
In his article, he says it’s tempting to suppose the best option to obtain Brexit is to do a cope with Mr Corbyn, however provides: “It sounds so easy and so cheap, however it’s destined to fail.
“Even if Labour do a deal, break bread with the prime minister and announce that both parties have reached an agreement, it can only ever end in tears.”
He writes: “The prime minister wants to grasp that she now’s seen by many within the Conservative Social gathering as negotiating with the enemy. There’s a clue of their title: Her Majesty’s Official Opposition.
“Their precedence is to derail the federal government. When push involves shove, the Labour Social gathering will do all they’ll to trigger the federal government to fail.
“Even when we get to some extent the place Jeremy Corbyn agrees a cope with the prime minister, relating to detailed scrutiny of the votes, Labour will revert to type.
“It will be an virtually unprecedented problem to information the mandatory laws by means of the Home of Commons. Even when it passes the primary few votes, it will fail later.
“The preliminary considering is that combining Labour and Conservative forces will simply move any laws, however there are some robust realities.
“Numbers imply all the pieces within the Home of Commons. The Conservative Social gathering will not march by means of the lobbies with the prime minister to again any outdated settlement, particularly whether it is far faraway from the Brexit that was promised.
“This leaves us with a sequence of knife-edge votes, at which the federal government will doubtless undergo quite a few defeats.
“It’s politically naive to go down this route. [Mrs May] must recognise that futile efforts to tug off this Labour deal are damaging us all.
“It’s a grave mistake for any prime minister to fail to recognise when a plan will not work and it’s deadly to press on regardless.
“It is vital that imagination and boldness are now deployed, accepting that these Labour talks, which have gone on for weeks, are never going to provide the solution to the problem the prime minister faces.”