LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is under huge pressure from some members of her top team of ministers who want to Britain to leave the European Union without a deal, a former minister said on Sunday.
Alistair Burt, who quit as a junior foreign office minister last week in order to support votes in parliament on alternative Brexit options, also said he did not think holding a national election would be helpful to the country.
When asked if May should lead the party into an election, Burt told Sky News: “The prime minister has already said that she’s expecting to leave after we get the first stage of Brexit going through - I don’t anticipate a general election before that is done. So probably the answer would be ‘no’.”
Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Guy Faulconbridge