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Theresa May Doubles Down On Brexit Deal

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Theresa May has doubled down on her Brexit deal and insisted she's going to see it out.

The British Prime Minister has been under huge pressure, with a number of her ministers resigning in protest and a likely no confidence motion being submitted by members of her party.

However, Theresa May was defiant at a press conference this evening - saying she knows some people are not happy with the Brexit deal but they now have to get on with it.

She also again dismissed any chances of there being a second referendum on Brexit.

While she didn't directly address the leadership heave against her, she insisted she's going nowhere.

Theresa May. Picture by: Matt Dunham/PA Wire/PA Images

Mrs May explained: "Leadership is about taking the right decisions, not the easy ones.

"As Prime Minister, my job is to bring back a deal that delivers on the vote of the British people - I believe this is a deal that does deliver that, that is in the national interest.

"Am I going to see this through? Yes."

The British PM said that she 'shares some of the concerns' about parts of the agreement - including the backstop to avoid a hard border in Ireland.

However, she also insisted there is no deal that can be agreed with the EU that does not involve a backstop.

The press conference followed a day of drama in Westminster, that included the Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resign over the draft deal reached with Brussels earlier this week.

Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg was among the Conservative MPs who submitted letters of no-confidence in Mrs May today - but it wasn't clear whether the threshold of 48 letters to trigger a vote has yet been reached. 


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