Dominic Raab, David Davis and Arlene Foster to launch campaign for a “Better Deal for Brexit”

Former Brexit secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis have teamed up with DUP leader Arlene Foster to launch a campaign for a “Better Deal” for Brexit. 

The Guardian’s Brexit correspondent Lisa O’Carroll has reported that the trio will unite in protest against Theresa May’s tabled deal with Europe, which triggered a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister today

Raab demanded a “unilateral exit mechanism from the backstop” in a press conference, but said the government could, in turn, offer the Irish government “assurances that we would put in place specific measures to guarantee no return to a hard border.”

He said they are “modest and reasonable changes” that could salvage May’s deal with the EU. 

Foster said they are trying to remove the “poison pills” from withdrawal agreement. 

David Davis said his new backstop proposal are “the clearest, cleanest answer to getting out of the negotiating cul-de-sac we are in today”. 

A selection of his legal text can be seen below: 

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