Stamford MP Nick Boles says he will quit as Tory whip if no deal Brexit becomes government policy
Stamford MP Nick Boles has vowed to resign as Conservative Party whip if the government were to announce that a no deal Brexit has become its policy.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, December 18, Mr Boles said cabinet had spent the "morning discussing preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit".
He said he owed it to his constituents and colleagues "total clarity about my position".
"I accept that it is prudent for the government to get ready for all eventualities," he said.
"But I owe my constituents and my colleagues total clarity about my position.
"If at any point between now and 29 March the government were to announce that ‘no deal’ Brexit had become its policy, I would immediately resign the Conservative whip and vote in any way necessary to stop it from happening."
In a follow up tweet, Mr Boles said: "Some have asked whether I am as opposed to a second referendum as I am to a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
"We need to deliver Brexit, with a deal, on 29th March 2019. Nothing else will do."